Geographical position: Republic of Austria is a landlocked country of roughly 8.3 million people in Central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
Surface: 83,871 km2
Population: 8.280.703 inhabitants
Capital city: Vienna (1.6 million inhabitants)
Official language: German
Highest peak: Grossglockner - 3.798 m/nm
Climate: In western and central part of Austria dominated snow climate with a pronounced rainfall and low winter temperatures. Towards the east, dominated by moderate continental climate.
States of Austria: 1. Burgenland, 2. Carinthia (Kärnten), 3. Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), 4. Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), 5. Salzburg, 6. Styria (Steiermark), 7. Tyrol (Tirol), 8. Vorarlberg, 9. Vienna (Wien)