10 interesting facts about Austria

  1. The name Austria (Ger. Österreich) is the Latin form of the German word for east ie. Eastern border area, because it was the easternmost part of the Holy Roman Empire and the easternmost German-speaking area.Untitled
  2. Austria consists of nine federal states (Bundesländer), whose anthem is unique „Land der Berge, Land am Strome“ ( “The land of hills, the land of rivers”). Federal States of Austria are: Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Vienna.
  3. Austrian parliament has two chambers: the Bundesrat (Federal Council), which has 64 representatives of the states according to population, and the Nationalrat (national council), which has 183 deputies who are elected directly.
  4. Although the German is the official language of the country, the majority of the population speaks a dialect of or Bavarian-Austrian or, in Vorarlberg, alemane’s group of dialects, then Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian and Romany language.
  5. This is a country with seven national parks and 60 nature’s reserves.
  6. All schools in Austria are equal.
  7. The three most important faiths in Austria are: Catholicism, Islam and Protestantism.
  8. Austria has given the world many celebrities: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Gustav Klimt, Freud, … and many others, whose works we still appreciate and admire.mozart
  9. Kitchen and culinary skills from Austria, are famous in the world. Recall only to some world-famous dishes: Sachertorte, Apfelstrudel, germknödel, … etc.
  10. In 2015 Austrian archaeologists during excavations found the cell phone from the 13th century with a keyboard with Arabic letters.mobić
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4 thoughts on “10 interesting facts about Austria

    1. Good morning badfish,..Thank you very much for compliments. Yes, you could write something similar about Abu Dhabi, I know already -I’ll like it. I do not know much about that part of the world. This cell phone could be reality or joke,…nobody knows….Many nice regards from sunny Sarajevo,…Amela.

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