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Graz

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

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Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt

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Salzburg

Salzburg

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Vienna

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Country (long form) Republic of Austria
Capital Vienna
Total Area 32,377.75 sq mi
83,858.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Maine)
Population 8,150,835 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 7,698,412
Languages German
Literacy 98.0% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions Roman Catholic 78%, Protestant 5%, Muslim and other 17%
Life Expectancy 74.68 male, 81.15 female (2001 est.)
Government Type federal republic
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $25,000 (2000 est.)
Industry construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism
Agriculture grains, potatoes, sugar beets, wine, fruit; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber
Arable Land 17%
Natural Resources iron ore, oil, timber, magnesite, lead, coal, lignite, copper, hydropower
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Geography of Austria

Austria, or Republic of Austria, a nation in central Europe. Its name in German, Österreich, means “eastern realm” and refers to the old Ostmark—the eastern frontier of the Holy Roman Empire, part of which is now Austria.

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History of Austria

When the Romans conquered the region that is now Austria about 14 B.C., it was inhabited by Celts.