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Capital : Vienna
Language :  German
Currency :  Euro
Population : 8 767 919
Area : 83 871  km2

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Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. In Austria, beer has been created that contains electrolytes that hydrate the body.

2. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

3.  6.8% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

4. This country has more than 6,385,000 motor vehicles (737 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

5. Austrian Land – Tyrol, has the same flag as Poland.

6. The national top-level domain is .at . There are over 1,181,090 websites with this extension.

7. The most popular pages with the extension .at are google.at, orf.at and derstandard.at.

8. In this country there are more than 124 508 km of paved roads including more than 1 719 km of express roads (0.19% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 52 airports, 24 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 6 399 km of railway tracks.

11. In Austria, processed biogas called blomethane is increasingly used to refuel cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

12. The Habsburgs summer residence – Schonbrunn Palace has 1,440 rooms.

13. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 11.4 Mb / s, and the maximum is 44 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

14. Full name of the country – Republic of Austria.

15. There are no kiosks in Austria. There are places called Tabbak Traffic where you can buy a newspaper, cigarettes, snuff and various frequently used stationery.

16. According to an Austrian legend, Santa Claus had an evil brother named Krampus, who, along with his devilish horde, was looking for bad children to punish them.

17. Over 75% of juices and drinks are carbonated.

18. In Austria, bakeries combined with sofa bars are popular. Franciszek Trześniewski, a Pole, invented them over a hundred years ago.

19. Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria reportedly once said: “when the situation is serious, you have to lie.”

20. The Austrian left has set up a box in the parliament in which it throws money every time it considers that the right is “missing the truth.” They donate the collected money to help refugees.


Geography in Austria

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1. The longest residential building in the world – the Karl-Marks-Hof with a length of 1,100 meters – was built in Vienna. There are 1 382 apartments in it.

2. In the city of Adelaide, there are streets commemorating Polish cities: Poznan Crescent, Warsaw Drive, Krakow Crescent, Lodz Crescent and Radom Crescent.

3. Austria borders with such countries as: the Czech Republic 362 km, Germany 784 km, Hungary 366 km, Italy 430 km, Liechtenstein 35 km, Slovakia 91 km, Slovenia 330 km, Switzerland 164 km.

4. In Austria, there is a village called “Fucking”.

5. In the village of Serfaus, which has about 1 150 inhabitants, there is a metro line.

6. In Vienna’s Prater Park, on a small plot about 8m in diameter, fenced with barbed wire, there is a spherical house built by the artist Edwin Lipburger. In 1976, he announced the creation of an independent Republic called Kugelmugel, but was not recognized by anyone. This is one of the major tourist attractions.

7. The lowest located place in the country is Lake Neusiedl – 115 m above sea level.

8. In the place where the borders of three countries join together: Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, a symbolically triangular table has been placed.

9. Highest peak Grossglockner, 3798 m above sea level

10. The longest river, Danube, 357 km.

11. This country is about 4 times smaller than Poland.

12. There are 28690 km2 of agricultural land in Austria (35% of the country).

13. Obergurgl is the highest located town in the country.

14. 38716 km2 of the country is covered by forests (47%)

15. Over 60% of electricity is obtained from renewable sources.

16. In 2004, a referendum on the change of the village called “Fucking” was carried out, however, the residents did not agree to change.

17. There was a lot of theft (as a souvenir) by tourists about the entry to the village of Fucking. Currently, it is embedded in the ground.

18. The water level in Lake Grüner See rises during the thawing season by 12 meters, creating an amazing windfall for the divers, an underwater park.

19. In the city of Saalfelden there is a hermitage built on a steep rocky slope. Since 1664, it has been constantly inhabited by successive hermits, who live in accordance with nature, provide advice, and use bells to alert the inhabitants of a nearby village when they see a fire.

20. The Melk Monastery of the Name of the Rose is located in Lower Austria.

21. The salt mine in Hallstatt has the world’s oldest staircase, more than 3,000 years old.

138. The nearest capital in a straight line from Vienna is Bratislava (Slovakia) – 58 km.

139. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Vienna is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18152 km.


Finance in Austria

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1. The amount of income tax in Austria is 25%.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55%, and for companies 25% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 448 084 000 000 (PLN 1 917 799 520 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 417,000,000,000 (PLN 1,784,760,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 84.5% of GDP, which is about: $ 378 630 980 000 (PLN 1 620 540 594 400),
2018 year was 78, 4% GDP, i.e. around: $ 326 928 000 000 (PLN 1 399 251 840 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 37,740 (PLN 161,528).

7. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2014 was around: $ 820 010 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 658,616,000,000 .

8. The percentage share in the global Austrian economy in 2015 is 0.58% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

9. This country has 2018 over year $22,969,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.2% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

10. Austria has 280000 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Austria

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. Austrian border serves have the same powers as the police.

3. On Sundays and holidays, most stores are closed.

4. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

5. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 100 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 130 km / h.

6. There is no minimum amount of earnings imposed by the state. By convention, it amounts to EUR 1,200 per month (data from 2014)

7. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

8. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55%, and for companies 25% (2018).

9. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

10. In this country you can vote from the age of 16.

11. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

12. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

13. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from 16 years of age.

14. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last for 29 days.

15. The last death penalty was carried out in 1950.

16. The abuse of the name “Vienna” threatens punishment.


Education in Austria

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 100.

4. In this country there are 2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 173,252 people).

5. In Vienna, there is a sex academy, after which a special certificate is obtained.


Work in Austria

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1. There is no minimum amount of earnings imposed by the state. By convention, it amounts to EUR 1,200 per month (data from 2014)

2. The tax-free amount is EUR 11,000.

3. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is € 2,600.

4. The amount of income tax in Austria is 25%.

5. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.9% .

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55%, and for companies 25% (2018).

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last for 29 days.

9. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Austria

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1. The longest residential building in the world – the Karl-Marks-Hof with a length of 1,100 meters – was built in Vienna. There are 1 382 apartments in it.

2. The highest building in the country is Donauturm in Vienna, 252 meters high. Established in 1964.

3. In Vienna’s Prater Park, on a small plot about 8m in diameter, fenced with barbed wire, there is a spherical house built by the artist Edwin Lipburger. In 1976, he announced the creation of an independent Republic called Kugelmugel, but was not recognized by anyone. This is one of the major tourist attractions.

4. The lowest located place in the country is Lake Neusiedl – 115 m above sea level.

5. The most deadly disease in this country is lung cancer.

6. In March 2011, the Swiss Behar Merlaku on the slot machines in the casino of the Austrian city of Bregenz won 42 949 672.86 euros. He didn’t receive the money because it was considered a machine software error. The case ended in a court settlement. The amount that the Swiss received is not known.

7. The national flag of Austria is one of the oldest in the world. It comes from 1191.

8. In Vienna there is the largest emerald in the world with as much as 2 860 carats.

9. In Vienna, there is the oldest zoological garden in the world, founded in 1752.

10. In Salzburg, the oldest in the world, still operating inn, was created in 803. It is also the longest-functioning company.

11. Highest peak Grossglockner, 3798 m above sea level

12. The longest river, Danube, 357 km.

13. Obergurgl is the highest located town in the country.

14. The lowest temperature: -47.1 °C was measured in Grünloch.

15. The highest temperature: 40.5 °C was measured in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg.

16. The salt mine in Hallstatt has the world’s oldest staircase, more than 3,000 years old.


Army in Austria

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 35 place,
2018 > year – 60 place.

2. There are over 25,000 professional soldiers and 145,000 reservists (2018).

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 160 tanks, 630 > armored vehicles, 92 jet aircraft and 65 helicopters,
2018 year – 56 tanks, 393 armored vehicles, 122 jet aircraft and 67 helicopters.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 3,200,000,000 (PLN 13,696,000,000),
2018 year – $ 3,220,000,000 (PLN 13,781,600,000).


Society in Austria

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1. 7 Austrians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Austria, an average person consumes about 10.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most beer is beer – 50%, then wine – 36%, and spirit – 14%.

4. In 2013, 455 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

5. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

6. The average IQ level is 100.

7. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.5 years old.

9. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

10. In this country, over 7 135 000 (2015) 7 695 168 (2018) people have access to internet (around 88% of the population).

11. About 3,500,000 (2015) 3,700,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 100 people / km2.

13. The main religion is Catholicism, 68%.

15. 21 Austrian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age people living in this country is 43.6 years.

17. In this country there are about:
1,222,000 people (14.05%) in the age range 0-14 years.
5,831,000 people (67.03%) in the age range 15-64 .
1,646,000 people (18.92%) over 65 years old.

18. In this country, about 81 900 children are born annually (0.9% of the population), and about 82,000 people die (0.9% of the population).

19. 304 people in 1000 possess firearms.

20. 66% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. About 25% of the Austrian population lives in the capital, Vienna.

22. In this country the average adult person smokes 138 cigarettes a month.

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.1 years (women – 83.6 years and men – 78.5 years).

24. 70% of Austrian citizens believe in supernatural phenomena.

25. According to stereotypes, a typical Austrian holds beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.


Symbols of Austria

1. The national alcohol is Schnapps.

2. The national animal is a swallow bird.

3. The national fruit is an apple.

4. The national flag of Austria is one of the oldest in the world. It comes from 1191.

5. The national dish is the Viennese schnitzel.

6. The national anthem is one of four in the world written by a woman, Paul von Preradović.

7. The Polish flag was similar to the current flag of Austria during the existence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

8. In an Australian emblem, a black eagle in one claw holds a sickle, in the other a hammer, and a torn chain symbolizes liberation from Nazism.


Holidays in Austria

1. On December 5, devilish parades called Krampuslauf are organized in which young people dress up as devils.


Famous people in Austria

1. The founder of the Porsche company comes from Austria.

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger comes from Austria.

3. Quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger, the creator of one of the most famous paradoxes (Schrödinger’s cat), was an Austrian.

4. The founder of the Red Bull group comes from Salzburg.


Sport in Austria

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1. In the third football league of Austrian football there is the FC Polska Wien team, consisting mainly of players with Polish roots.

2. Faroe Islands On September 12, 1990, in their first ever football team match, they won against Austria 1: 0.

3. Popular sports are football, alpine skiing, snowboarding and ski jumping.

4. In Portschach, the Bodypaiting world championship (body painting) takes place every year.


History of Austria

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1. Left-sided traffic was valid until September 19, 1938.

2. The national flag of Austria is one of the oldest in the world. It comes from 1191.

3. Austria granted sovereignty to the Powers on May 11, 1955.

4. The Polish flag was similar to the current flag of Austria during the existence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

5. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1919.

6. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

7. In this country, in 1818, a sewing machine was invented.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Austria?

Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria (3798 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Austria?

The largest river in Austria is the Danube, 357 km.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Austria?

The largest lake in Austria is Lake Constance (area 539 km2) ..

answer: Marta


Which Austria has national colors?

National colors: red and white.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Schnapps.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a swallow bird.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

The national sport is alpine skiing.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Austria?

Austria borders on such countries as: Czech Republic 362 km, Germany 784 km, Hungary 366 km, Italy 430 km, Liechtenstein 35 km, Slovakia 91 km, Slovenia 330 km, Switzerland 164 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 43.6 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is Australian $ 626.9 per week, and Australian $ 179 per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Austria?

The population density is 106 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “The land of mountains, the country of rivers”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 40.5 ° C was measured in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -47.1 ° C was measured in Grünloch.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at 16-18. Alcohol over 12% from 18 years.

answer: Marta