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Austria is a beautiful country, rich in natural as well as architectural splendor. Know more about the county, with the fun and interesting Austria Facts given here.

  • Austria is a pipe-shaped, landlocked country in Europe.
  • There are about 8.5 million people that live in Austria.
  • The German name for Austria is Osterreich, which means ‘Eastern Empire’.
  • The largest city in Austria is Vienna with 1.7 million people.
    Austria Facts

    Austrian specialties such as Wiener Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel have become international dishes which need no translation.

  • Vienna is among the four regions that have vineyards.
  • Vienna has many aristocrat palaces.
  • The official language spoken in Austria is German.
  • Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world.
  • 62% of land area is occupied by the Austrian Alps.
  • The largest natural lake in Austria is Lake Neusiedler.
  • Over 60 percent of Austria’s electricity is supplied by renewable sources.
  • The sewing machine was invented in 1818 by Josef Madersperger, an Austrian.
  • The candy PEZ was invented in Austria.
  • Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of “Porsche” company, was from Austria.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Hollywood actor and current governor of California, grew up as an Austrian citizen.
  • Football (soccer) is a popular sport in Austria.
  • Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs (more than the city’s live population).
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