Austria Overview

Country Profile

Known as home to music,  Austria is located in central Europe, all known as the Republic of Austria. Country name in German means “country of the Orient.” Area of about 83,900 square kilometers. Population of 8.05 million, most of the Austrians. Residents are Catholic. The official language is German. Currency is the euro. Vienna (wien).

Austria National Flag

Flag from the top down by the red, white, red located in western, central painted Austria Lee emblem. Pakistan said to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Duke of the Fort King Charles I and bloody battle, the white color uniforms were red with blood, a character asks only saber places left marks. Flag from this. General situation with the national flag without the emblem.

Austria Country Flag

History Summary

Until the 12th century it was an independent nation, but 1278 heralded the start of 640 years of Habsburg rule. In 1815, the German confederation was established. In 1866, Austria was defeated in the Austro-Prussian War, which saw the collapse of the confederation. In 1867, Hungary signed the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After World War I, the Empire disintegrated, and a republic was established. May 1938 saw the annexation by Hitler’s Germany. “World War II” after the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain and France occupied the four countries. In April 1945, a second republic was established. In October 1955, Austrian regained its independence.

Economy and Culture Overview

Austria is a developed industrial country. It has metallurgy and advanced technology industries and is known as an important producer of aluminum, machinery and factory equipment. The country also exports a large number of high-quality firearms and has livestock-based agriculture.

Austria is mentioned in the Christmas carol “Silent Night,” a well-known western song. Vienna has the world’s only riding school for the Sapporo stallion, known European asylum superb horsemanship equestrian instructors.

Underground Lake

Europe’s largest underground lake is one of Austria’s main tourist attractions. It is known as the “underground fairy kingdom” and occupies an area of 6,200 square meters in a village west of Vienna,. From the entrance to the underground lake to how high a person through a long tunnel about 450 m. Underground lake into a maze like, able to distinguish the four cardinal points. Along the lower layers of the stone steps again walked, went to the lake. 60 m from the ground surface of the lake, the water was blue.


The great Austrian composer and an outstanding representative of classical music, Mozart’s complete works in the pursuit of democracy and freedom permeated with the idea of releasing the enormous social pressure and providing a bright, optimistic mood. He prepared a variety of musical forms widely played in Germany, Austria, Italy and other countries that was traditional folk music and European music organically blended. His creative approach was novel, simple and beautiful and had a tremendous impact on later music. Communist China in the short life he composed 75 works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Tang Juan,” “Abduction from the Seraglio,” “The Magic Flute” and other well-known operas, and composed numerous symphonies and concertos.

Vienna State Opera

This is a world-famous theater with 200 years of history. Many famous composers have performed in the theater, which has helped Vienna become known as “the world’s opera center.” The annual New Year “Golden Hall” is organized to perform works by the Strauss family. Austrians love music, concert halls and opera houses.


Salzburg is an Austrian tourist and artistic center. The buildings are comparable with those of Venice and Florence and include Huoheng Salzburg, Mirabell Palace, the Royal Garden, Mozart’s statue and other tourist attractions. Huoheng Salzburg is the best preserved in central Europe and is the size of an ancient castle. After 900 years of wind and rain, it is still standing on a 100 high hill. The castle area is very broad and is surrounded by tall, thick walls.

Austria Map

Austria Map

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