Austria

Federal republic in Central Europe

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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to journalists at the beginning of an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2017. Photo:..
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Austrian Dominic Thiem edged Milos Raonic in three sets to advance to the BNP Paribas Open final, where he will play Roger Federer on Sunday.
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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Milos Raonic fell one win short of making it a true Canada day on BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday. The No. 13 seed from Thornhill,..
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Britain must take part in European parliamentary elections if its departure from the European Union is pushed back beyond July 1, Austria's delegate to Brexit..
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EU heads of government would unanimously support any decision to avoid a hard Brexit, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, suggesting a short..
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European Union heads of government unanimously support any decision to avoid a hard Brexit, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday.
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VIENNA (Reuters) - The Austrian capital Vienna has topped Mercer's index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row. Known by tourists for its imperial..
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On this day in history: Hitler takes Austria; FDR's first fireside chat; Gacy convicted; Girl Scouts predecessor founded; Les Miserables opens. (March 12)
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday the country would introduce a legally binding "code of conduct" for hikers who visit its picturesque mountain..
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