Austria: General facts

Political system: federal parliamentary republicCapital: ViennaTotal area: 83,855 square kilometresPopulation: about 8.3 millionOfficial language: GermanCurrency: euroSource: www.austria.at

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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