Capital: Vienna Total Area: 83,855 km2 Approximate population: 8,356,700 Location: Central Europe Languages: German, Croatian, Turkish Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic Currency: Euro Organizations: United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, European Union World's 112th largest country Borders: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Interesting facts: - The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. It dates from 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the Battle of Acre during the Third Crusade. - Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Hollywood actor and current governor of California, grew up as an Austrian citizen. - Vienna once served as the musical center of Europe. - Austria has given the world many famous classical music composers, including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, J. Strauss, Mahler, and Bruckner.