Government Type: Federal republic
Total Area: 32,383 Square Miles
83,871 Square Kilometers
Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
Language: German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)
German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland). The official language is German. Linguistic minorities include Turks, Slovenes and Croats, Slovaks, Hungarians and Czechs.
The Austrian People
Shaking hands is the common way Austrians greet each other. In Vienna, a man may still kiss the hand of a woman when introduced to her.
Where to find more out about Austria
Austria Press & Information Service
Austria for Visitors
Locals in the Know