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  Austria: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Austria, shorn of Hungary, was proclaimed a republic in 1918, and the monarchy was dissolved in 1919.
Margaret of Austria - Margaret of Austria Margaret of Austria, 1480–1530, Hapsburg princess, regent of the...
Austria's Catholic revolution: in the heartland of the European church, a national assembly of Catholics is poised to endorse sweeping......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107301.html   (1327 words)

  Austria (02/07)
Soon after the Republic of Austria was created at the end of World War I, it faced the strains of catastrophic inflation and of adapting a large government structure to the needs of a new, smaller republic.
Austria is active in the United Nations and experienced in UN peacekeeping efforts.
Austria traditionally has been active in "bridge-building to the east," increasing contacts at all levels with eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3165.htm   (3266 words)

  Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy consisting of nine federal states and is one of six European countries that have declared permanent neutrality.
The Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps and Southern Limestone Alps are all partly in Austria.
Austria was the cradle of numerous scientists including physicists Ludwig Boltzmann, Lise Meitner, Erwin Schrödinger, Ernst Mach, Wolfgang Pauli, Richard von Mises and Christian Doppler, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, biologists Gregor Mendel and Konrad Lorenz as well as mathematician Kurt Gödel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Austria   (3336 words)

 Austria - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Austria is the birthplace of such giants as Arnold Schwarzenegger, the world famous Nigerian soccer player or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the first man to circle the world on the back of a kangaroo.
Austria is also the home of the NATO headquarters, that is currently headed by Angela Merkel, former dictator of Germany, Austria's small eastern neighbour and rival during the European wars of the 19th century.
Austria became aquainted with Nazi Germany, a country that reminded Austria of Germany, was however ruled by the pop-artist Adolf Hitler.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Austria   (1312 words)

 Cuisine of Austria Encyclopedia Articles @ VariedTastes.com (Varied Tastes)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cuisine of Austria, which is often incorrectly equated with Viennese cuisine, is derived from the cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
In Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia, Most, a type of cider or perry is widely produced, whilst Sturm, a semi-fermented grape-juice, is drunk after the grape harvest.
At the close of a meal, schnapps or fruit brandy is drunk, which in Austria is made from a variety of fruits (for example apricots), as well as rowanberries, gentian roots, or various herbs.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Cuisine_of_Austria   (1406 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - AUSTRIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Under the order of the duke, all the Jews of Austria were imprisoned (May 23, 1420); the poor among them were expelled from the country; and the well-to-do were kept in prison, and their property was confiscated.
In 1660 he had married Margaret Theresa, a Spanish princess, and her influence was strongly brought to bear against the toleration of the Jews, for to this fact she ascribed the misfortune of the death of her first-born.
Though the Jews of Austria were not very prominent in rabbinical literature and other spiritual activities, the two congregations of Vienna and Prague, and, later on, that of Nikolsburg, contained quite a number of important Talmudists.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=2152&letter=A   (12341 words)

Austria became the 15th member State of the Council of Europe on 16 April 1956.
Austria is represented in the Parliamentary Assembly by a
The contribution of Austria is € 3 524 788.30 (i.e 1.8537%).
www.coe.int /T/e/com/about_coe/member_states/e_au.asp   (243 words)

 Austria travel guide - Wikitravel
Austria (German: Österreich, literally "the Eastern Realm" or "Eastern Empire") is a land-locked alpine country in Central Europe bordering Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy to the south.
Austria's connections with neighboring Germany are excellent, and all other neighbors are connected by at least two trains per day.
Austria is a member of the European Union and the Eurozone.
wikitravel.org /en/Austria   (8615 words)

 Austria - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
This charming university town on the Mur river is notable for a steep hill in the middle of town with a famous clocktower.
Austria is bordered on the north by the Czech Republic; on the northeast by Slovakia; on the east by Hungary; on the south by Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland; and on the west by Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany.
The Wachau is the stretch of the Danube between the magnificent abbey at Melk and the city of Krems.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Geography/Austria-5140.html   (1239 words)

 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Austria chose to produce a series of coins illustrating flowers, architecture and famous people from its history.
This coin shows the secession building in Vienna, illustrating the birth of art nouveau in Austria and symbolising the birth of a new age, representing a bridge to a new monetary era.
This shows the edelweiss, again as part of a floral series, symbolising a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.
www.euro.ecb.int /en/section/euro0/specific.AT.html   (278 words)

 Austria Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reich can also mean "empire", and this connotation is the one that is understood in the context of the Austrian/Austro-Hungarian Empire, Holy Roman Empire, although not in the context of the modern Republic of Österreich.
A convention, called the Österreich–Konvent [1] was convened in June 30, 2003 to decide upon suggestions to reform the constitution, but has failed to produce a proposal that would receive the two thirds of votes in the Nationalrat necessary for constitutional amendments and/or reform.
There is also a distinct grammatical standard for Austrian German with a few differences to the German spoken in Germany.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Austria   (2766 words)

 Austrian Embassy - Washington, D.C. - Home
Upper Austria (German: Oberösterreich) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer of Austria.
Austria’s “line of four” with the host cities of Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Innsbruck is the perfect line-up for a cheerful soccer festival for fans, participants and athletes!
Austria’s host cities and provinces provide the stages for great feelings, and welcome you to three thrilling and exhilarating weeks.
www.austria.org   (804 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Austria's economy is 71.3 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 25th freest economy.
Austria is ranked 15th freest among the 41 countries in the European region, putting it well above the regional average.
Austria's score declined by 0.1 percentage point this year, but it has been high since the inception of the Index, never deviating more than 5 points in either direction.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Austria   (919 words)

Austria is still one of the leading countries in Europe concerning the share of organic farms and organic farmland.
Austria’s organic farms are small and medium-scale, and the average size is approximately sixteen hectares.
The reason for this second boom in Austria is not only the market for cereals and vegetables (potatoes, onions, carrots), but also the new generation of young farmers that took over their parents’ farms and decided to work in a different, more ecological way.
www.organic-europe.net /country_reports/austria/default.asp   (3687 words)

 About Austria, your travel guide to Austria, Autriche, Oesterreich.
It is a correct and pure form of German that is melodious and pleasant to the ear.
Useful information on living in Austria, travel tips, cost of living in Austria, etiquette, climate, weather and finding work and accommodation in Austria.
Austria is rightly proud of a tasty and diverse cuisine.
www.aboutaustria.org   (291 words)

 Austria - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bound by Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the northeast, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south as well as Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
Austria has the highest percentage of forest in Central Europe with forests covering around 37% of the land area, of which conifers account for 85% while 10% are beech, 2% are oak and deciduous trees account for the remainder.
During 1991 the worldwide recession hit Austria while the escalation of the Yugoslav war and continued violations of the Yugoslav-Austria border resulted in a military operation in the region.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/austria.htm   (1264 words)

 SCI-BYTES: Science in Austria, 1998-2002
Austria's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the ISI database.
Among those papers, Austria's largest representation was shared equally (1.34%) in two separate fields: clinical medicine and immunology.
Austria's performance was notably strong in molecular biology(26% above the world mark), physics (+22%), and ecology/environmental (+15%).
in-cites.com /research/2003/december_22_2003-2.html   (259 words)

 Henley & Partners - Austria - Residence and Citizenship in the European Union, residence, permit, Austrian, Austria, ...
Austria is an excellent place to establish residence within the European Union, and it is the only EU country that offers the possibility for substantial investors to obtain citizenship and an EU passport immediately on the basis of an investment in the country.
For persons of independent means Austria offers the possibility to become resident in the European Union with minimal requirements.
Please contact us for more information on residence and citizenship in Austria for investors and financially independent individuals, or to arrange for an initial personal consultation.
www.henleyglobal.com /austria.htm   (761 words)

 European Countries - Austria
Until the end of World War I, Austria was for centuries the centre of a vast empire, which controlled much of central Europe.
Austria is now a federal republic, consisting of nine states.
Austria has a mixed industrial and agricultural economy, while tourism is also an important source of income.
europa.eu /abc/european_countries/eu_members/austria/index_en.htm   (354 words)

 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Austria
The HDI for Austria is 0.944, which gives Austria a rank of14th out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
Austria’s GDI value, 0.937 should be compared to its HDI valueof 0.944.
Austria was mentioned in the Report in pages 34, 68, 69,and 206.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_AUT.html   (572 words)

In 1938, Austria had a Jewish population of about 192,000, representing almost 4 percent of the total population.
The Mauthausen concentration camp was established in the summer of 1938, after the German incorporation of Austria.
Jewish emigration increased dramatically in response to the German incorporation of Austria and to Kristallnacht.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005447   (628 words)

 Austria Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Austria is a country of startling contrasts, from the Austrian Alps in the west to the Danube Basin in the east.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria — and, in particular, Vienna — became one of the major centres of the cultural renaissance associated with the terms Baroque and The Enlightenment; the musical achievements of this period are particularly notable and their note in cultural history still resounds.
It seems as if Austria is keen not to be regarded as simply a 'historical' country, but one that also proudly fosters the cultural and social present.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/21/country_guide/Europe/Austria.html   (427 words)

 Ethnic Cuisine: Austria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern Austria: It is the homeland of world renowned skiers, of talented musicians, of lovers of table etiquette, and of people big on cooking, eating, and drinking well.
Mountainous, wooded, and quaint, modern Austria borders Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west, Germany in the northwest, the Czech Republic in the north, Hungary and former Yugoslavia in the east and southeast, and Italy in the southwest.
Niederoesterreich/Lower Austria's way of cooking reflects historic ties with eastern, Middle Eastern, and oriental cooking, and includes "Serviettenknoedel mit Semmelkren" (baked bread loaf with saffron gravy) and "Gezogener Apfelstrudel" (an almost transparent roll of pastry dough filled with apples which has common culinary roots with oriental "baklava").
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/austria.htm   (3029 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Special report: Austria
March 22: A woman in Austria has pleaded guilty to murdering four of her babies at the start of her trial.
February 3: At first glance it looked like ominous evidence that bird flu had struck at the heart of Europe: 40 songbirds were found dead in a residential district of Vienna with no obvious explanation for their sudden demise.
December 30: Austria's president yesterday admitted that many of his citizens are 'fed up' with the European Union, as the country prepares to take over the EU presidency from Britain on Sunday.
www.guardian.co.uk /austria/0,2759,184722,00.html   (623 words)

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