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Land Of Mountains, Land On The River.

 

General


Population: 8,217,280 (2011)
Land Area: 83,870 sq km
Natural Resources: Oil, petroleum, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower
Capital: Vienna
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Heinz Fischer (2004)
Head of Government: Werner Faymann (2008)
Languages: German
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Other 3.5%, Unspecified 2%, None 12%
Major Ethnicities: Austrian 91.1%, Yugoslav 4%, Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, Other 2.4%
Life Expectancy: 79.78 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 366.3 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 332.6 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 40,300 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 1.5%, Industry 29.4%, Services 69,1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 5.5%, Industry 27.5%, Services 67% (2009)
Industries: Construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism
Agriculture Products: Grains, potatoes, sugar beets, wine; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber
Human Development Index: 0.885 (19th)
Tourism Revenue: 18.4 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 39 900 (2004)
Budget: 0.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Austria is located in central Europe, it is bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Austria is a permanently neutral state. Austria is a member of the EU and the United Nations. Austria participates actively in UN peacekeeping missions. Austria has a very high GDP per capita, and its industry and tourism sectors drive the economy. Like other European countries, Austria is struggling to contain its fiscal deficit.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Austria
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Austria
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/AUT.html

Updated on: December 1, 2011