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Austria
EU Member since 1995
Other Memberships Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Vienna
Area 83,871 sq km
Population 8,221,646 (July 2013 est.)
Language German
Religion Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)
GDP $ 49,581 (2011)
GNI $ 42,030 (2011)
SGI 6.86 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 69 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Baroque, Ringstrassenstil, Art Nuveau; Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, Hans Hollein
Literature Franz Grillparzer, Peter Rosegger, Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, Thomas Bernhard, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke
Music Landler, Lied, Waltz, Yodel, Schrammel Music, Alpunk; Joseph Haydn, W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Falco, Opus, Conchita Wurst
Painting Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Kurzweil
Philosophy Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud, Karl Popper
Cuisine Knodel (potato or bread dumplings), Schweinsbraten (Roast Pork), Eierschwammerl (chanterelle mushrooms) , Palatschinken (crepes), Frittatensuppe (crepe supe), Speckknodel (bacon dumplings), Salzburger Nockerln (sweet souffle). Delicacies: Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel, Mozartkugel
Drinks Gruner Veltlinger wines (white), Blaufrankish grape wine (dark), Schnapps, Beer
Consumption 13.24 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Skiing, Soccer, Hockey
europoint On Austria
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