Country Profile - Austria

Name: Republic of Austria

Location: Western Europe

Time: IST (–) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Vienna

Language: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)

Area: 83,858 sq kms

Population: 8,217,280 (July 2011 EST.)

National Day: 26 Oct

Currency: EUR.

Climate: Austria enjoys a moderate continental climate: summers are warm and pleasant with cool nights, and winters are sunny, with snow levels high enough for widespread winter sports.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 May National Holiday. 26 Oct National Day. 1 Nov All Saints' Day. 8 Dec Immaculate Conception. 25 Dec Christmas.

Airline Name: Austrian Airlines OSLauda Air NGTyrolean Airways VO

International Airports: Wien-Schwechat (Vienna) (VIE), Kranebitten (Innsbruck) (INN)Worther See and Maxglan (Salzburg)