Austria: General facts

Political system: federal parliamentary republic

The Wachau Valley, one of Austria's UNESCO sites.The Wachau Valley, one of Austria's UNESCO sites. (Source: J. Liptaková)

Political system: federal parliamentary republic


Capital: Vienna


Total area: 83,855 square kilometres


Population: about 8.3 million


Official language: German


Currency: euro


Source: www.austria.at


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