Austria is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is surrounded by the countries of Germany and Czechia to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Republic of AustriaEuropeWestern EuropeVienna8,958,9600.01%82,445Euro

The capital city Vienna is home to some of the country’s most famous landmarks, such as Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Hofburg. Some of Austria’s other large cities include Graz, Linz, and Salzburg.

Austria’s landscape is largely mountainous due to its location in the Alps mountain range. Three of the Alps’s major sub-ranges — the Central Alps, Northern Calcareous Alps, and Southern Calcareous Alps — run through the country. As a result, less than a third of the country’s terrain is flat or rolling. Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube, flows through Austria as it travels to the Black Sea from its source in Germany.

The climate in Austria is alpine in the high mountains and moderately continental in the plains around Vienna and the Danube Valley in the northeast. Generally, the weather is driest in the winter and wettest in the summer due to afternoon thunderstorms.

Austria operates under a parliamentary representative democracy. The President is elected as the head of the state. It is their responsibility to appoint a Chancellor as the head of the government.

Austria: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
"Bundeshymne der Republik Österreich"
("National Anthem of the Republic of Austria") (landlocked)47 20 N, 13 20 E1UTC +01:00UTC +02:00right$645,560,000,000$70,821$552,339,000,000$60,594