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Capital: Vienna


Total Population: 8,473,786
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 103 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 65.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Vienna (2,269,000); Graz (320,000); Linz (280,000); Salzburg (220,000); Innsbruck (190,000).
Ethnic Origins: Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4%.
Official Language: German (official nationwide), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Slovene (official in Carinthia) and Hungarian (official in Burgenland).
Other Languages Spoken: Turkish, Serbian.
Business Language(s):

Though German is the national official language but English is also used as a business language, especially when dealing with foreign companies.

Religion: Almost 74% of the population is Roman Catholic followed by  Protestant (4.7%), Muslim 4.2%, others 5.5%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Vienna

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 83,879 km²
Type of State: Federal Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, with high standard of living. OECD member.
A country of small and medium enterprises; sensitive to environmental protection.
HDI*: 0.882/1
HDI (World Rank): 21/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Austria, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Austria, Dial +43
Internet Suffix: .at
Computers: 60.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 39.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 81.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 143,063159,009191,418178,513182,263
Exports of Goods (million USD) 136,988152,559177,428166,439174,310
Imports of Services (million USD) 36,70736,92042,06042,27944,487
Exports of Services (million USD) 54,04553,92560,54359,91165,105

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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