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About Austria in detail
Where is Austria?
Austria, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 48 12 N 16 22 E otherwise in Europe, in Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia.
What is the capital of Austria?
The capital city of Austria is: Vienna.
What is the time in Vienna?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Vienna is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Austria?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Austria is: .at
What is the size of Austria?
The territory of Austria is total: 83,871 sq km; land: 82,445 sq km, water: 1,426 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Austria is about the size of South Carolina; slightly more than two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania.
If we would like to walk around and discover Austria, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,524 km.
What is the water coverage of Austria?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Austria is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Austria?
The climate of Austria is temperate: continental, cloudy: cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains: moderate summers with occasional showers.
Geographical data of Austria
The elevation of Austria; mean elevation: 910 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Neusiedler See 115 m, highest point: Grossglockner 3,798 m.
The typical geographical details of Austria include mostly mountains (Alps) in the west and south; mostly flat or gently sloping along the eastern and northern margins.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Austria is landlocked country; strategic location at the crossroads of central Europe with many easily traversable Alpine passes and valleys; major river is the Danube; population is concentrated on eastern lowlands because of steep slopes, poor soils, and low temperatures elsewhere.
Resources and land use of Austria
The country’s main mined products are oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 38.4%; arable land 16.5%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 21.1%; forest: 47.2%; other: 14.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Austria
The number of inhabitants of Austria is 8,711,770 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the northern and eastern portions of the country are more densely populated; nearly two-thirds of the populace lives in urban areas.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 66% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Austria is concentrated in VIENNA (capital) 1.753 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Austria
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, Germans 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4% (2001 census).
Spoken languages in Austria
The spoken languages in Austria are the following: German (official language nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official language in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official language in South Carinthia, and Hungarian, official language in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Austria?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Catholic 73.8% (includes Roman Catholic 73.6%, other Catholic 0.2%), Protestant 4.9%, Muslim 4.2%, Orthodox 2.2%, other 0.8% (includes other Christian), none 12%, unspecified 2% (2001 estimate).
Further population data of Austria
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 14.02% (male 625,391 / female 596,310) 15-24 years: 11.33% (male 503,333 / female 483,748) 25-54 years: 42.71% (male 1,859,985 / female 1,860,641) 55-64 years: 12.85% (male 554,191 / female 565,189) 65 years and over: 19.09% (male 719,012 / female 943,970) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Austria is 0.51% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Austria the birth rate is 9.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Austria the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Austria, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Austria are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 11.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Austria
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Austria, with its well-developed market economy, skilled labor force, and high standard of living, is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany's. Its economy features a large service sector, a relatively sound industrial sector, and a small,Economic growth has been relatively weak in recent years, approaching 0.9% in 2015, but rising to 1.4% in 2016. Austria's 5.8% unemployment rate, while low by European standards, is at its highest rate since the end of World War II, driven by an increasedAlthough Austria's fiscal position compares favorably with other euro-zone countries, it faces several external risks, such as unexpectedly weak world economic growth threatening the export market, Austrian banks' continued exposure to Central and Eastern.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Austria is $387.3 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Austria is 1.4% (2016 estimate) 0.9% (2015 estimate) 0.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Austria this is $47,900 (2016 estimate) $47,600 (2015 estimate) $47,600 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Austria produces?
The main agricultural products of Austria are grains, potatoes, wine, fruit; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber and other forestry products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism.
Drinking water source in Austria
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Austria
In Austria the average number of childbirth is 1.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Austria
The average age of the population is total: 43.8 years; male: 42.7 years, female: 44.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Austria it is 16 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Austria is 5.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Austria. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Austria a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Austria
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Austria density of the hospital beds is 7.6 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Austria the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Austria the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Austria is 20.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Austria? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Austria are landslides; avalanches; earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Austria
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the EU in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Austria: 12 November 1918 (republic proclaimed); notable earlier dates: 976 (Margravate of Austria established); 17 September 1156 (Duchy of Austria founded); 11 August 1804 (Austrian Empire proclaimed).
The flag and other symbols of Austria
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red; the flag design is certainly one of the oldest - if not the oldest - national banners in the world; according to tradition, in 1191, following a fierce battle in the Third Crusade, Duke Leopold V of Austria's white tunic became completely blood-spattered; upon removal of his wide belt or sash, a white band was revealed; the red-white-red color combination was subsequently adopted as his banner.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Austria: golden eagle, edelweiss, Alpine gentian; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Austria
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Austria?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Austria is civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Court.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Austria, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung consists of the Federal Council or Bundesrat (62 seats; members appointed by state parliaments with each state receiving 3 to 12 seats in proportion to its population; members serve 5- or 6-year terms) and the National Council or Nationalrat (183 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: National Council - last held on 29 September 2013 (next to be held by September 2018)election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - SPOe 26.8%, OeVP 24.0%, FPOe 20.5%, Greens 12.4%, Team Stronach 5.7%, NEOS 5.0%, other 5.6%; seats by party - SPOe 52, OeVP 47, FPOe 40, Greens 24, Team Stronach 11, NEOS 9; note - currently: SPOe 52, OeVP 50, FPOe 38, Greens 24, NEOS 9, Team Stronach 6, without faction 4.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Austria
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Austria the labor force is 3.944 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Austria is total: 3.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Austria is 6.1% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Austria, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.8% highhest 10%: 23.5% (2012 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Austria the GINI index is .29,2 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Austria the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.8% highhest 10%: 23.5% (2012 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Austria
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Austria is; revenues: $187.3 billion, expenditures: $192.6 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 48.4% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Austria is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Austria
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.9% (2016 estimate), 0.8% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 1.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Austria
Austria, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Austria is: $141.9 billion (2016 estimate), $142.9 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paperboard, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs.
The most important export partners of Austria are the Germany 29.4%, US 6.4%, Italy 6.1%, Switzerland 5.7%, France 4.4%, Slovakia 4.2% (2015).
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products, natural gas; foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 41.5%, Italy 6.3%, Switzerland 6%, Czech Republic 4.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Austria
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Austria, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 56% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 11.1% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Austria, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Austria; highly developed and efficientdomestic: fixed-line subscribership has been in decline since the mid-1990s with mobile-cellular subscribership eclipsing it by the late 1990s; the fiber-optic net is very extensive; all telephone applications and Internet services are available; broadband is availinternational: country code - 43; earth stations available in the Intelsat, Eutelsat satellite systems (2016).
Transport infrastructure in Austria
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Austria: 52 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Austria: total: 133,597 km, paved: 133,597 km (includes 2,207 km of expressways) (2016).
The total length of the waterways in Austria: 358 km (2011).
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Facts about Austria
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Austria, conventional short form: Austria, local long form: Republik Oesterreich, local short form: Oesterreich, etymology: the name Oesterreich means "eastern realm" or "eastern march" and dates to the 10th century; the designation refers to the fact that Austria was the easternmost extension of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans; the word Austria is a Latinization of the German name.
|Abbrevation: Austria||Geographic coordinates:
47 20 N, 13 20 E
|Capital of Austria: Vienna||GPS of the Capital:
48 12 N 16 22 E
|Position: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia|
|Land area: total: 83,871 sq km; land: 82,445 sq km, water: 1,426 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps) in the west and south; mostly flat or gently sloping along the eastern and northern margins
||Area comparative: about the size of South Carolina; slightly more than two-thirds the size of Pennsylvania|
|Population: 8,711,770 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.51% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $141.9 billion (2016 estimate), $142.9 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $138.6 billion (2016 estimate), $140 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 41.5%, Italy 6.3%, Switzerland 6%, Czech Republic 4.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 66% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): VIENNA (capital) 1.753 million (2015)||Median age: total: 43.8 years; male: 42.7 years, female: 44.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 7.273 million. Percent of population: 83.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 3,609,900. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 42 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 13.471 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 155 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Austrian(s) adjective: Austrian||National holidays: National Day, 26 October (1955)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 81.5 years. Male: 78.9 years, female: 84.3 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Court||Suffrage: 16 years of age, universal|
|Industries: construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 1.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.4% (2016 estimate) 0.9% (2015 estimate) 0.4% (2014 estimate)|
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