Austria (Österreich)

Official name: Republic of Austria

Austria Map OutlineCapital: Vienna (Wien)
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.