Flag of Austria

Flag of Austria

  • Officially » Republic of Austria
  • Capital » Vienna
    • Vienna is also the largest city
    • GMT +1

Facts

  • Population » 8.7 million
  • Language » German
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 80 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • Membership » European Union member since 1 January 1995
  • Currency » Euro

Geography

Tourism

  • Austria signed the Schengen agreement on 28 April 1995
  • Saint Anton am Arlberg, a ski resort, is also a good base for other adventures. (YouTube)
  • Graz was designated the cultural capital of Europe in 2003.
    • The scenic old town, with its various examples of traditional architecture, was designated a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1999, whilst the forest-clad Schlossberg hill – replete with its iconic clock tower – is also well worth visiting for brilliant views over the city.

Overlanding

  • Located along the east and west Danubian trade route

World Rankings

  • Ranked 21st in the World Best Countries, 2021 (US News & World Report)
    • 18th Overall in 2020
    • 23rd for Adventure in 2021

Notes

  • One of the richest countries in the world by per capita GDP terms

Formula 1 Tracks

Safety & Security

Posts

Media

This page was last updated on 2021.06.26 by Robert Vinet