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The capital of Austria is Vienna.

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The flag of Austria is three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red.

Austria - Background Information

Once the centre of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I.

Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade.

A State Treaty, signed in 1955, ended the occupation, recognised Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's 'perpetual neutrality' as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal.

The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality.

A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic Monetary Union in 1999.

Geographically

Central Europe - north of Italy and Slovenia.

Administrative Divisions

9 states:
(Bundeslaender, singular - Bundesland)

Burgenland; Karnten (Carinthia); Niederoesterreich (Lower Austria); Oberoesterreich (Upper Austria); Salzburg; Steiermark (Styria); Tirol; Vorarlberg; Wien (Vienna).

Independence

976 (Margravate of Austria established).

17th September, 1156 (Duchy of Austria founded).

11th August, 1804 (Austrian Empire proclaimed).

12th November, 1918 (republic proclaimed).

National Holiday

National Day: 26th October - Commemorates the passage of the law on permanent neutrality.

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