The country of Austria

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The country of
Austria
By: Jason Wong Mod 1
Austria’s country flag
Map of Austria
Physical characteristic 1.animal in
different parts of Austria
• Ibex (mountain goats),chamois
(antelopes),and marmots live in the high
elevation
• Deer, foxes, hares, and badgers can be seen
throughout the country
• Bears and other animals can be found in
southern Austria
Physical characteristic 2.multiple
species of plants
• There is an alpine meadow that is 6,652 feet
high
• Edelweiss, heather, alpine rose, poppies, and
blue gentian are commonly found in the
meadows
• 47% of Austria in forest area
Physical characteristics 3. variety of
geographical features
• The Alps partly in Austria. The alps is 83,000
square miles.
• There is a Danube river is Austria’s main river.
This river is crucial to their everyday lives.
• 75% of Austria is mountainous.
Physical characteristic 4. weather and
climates
• Austria is basically has three main climates
1. Northern Atlantic Martine (cool summers,
warm winters)
2. Mediterranean (cool winters, warm
summers)
3. Continental (cold winters and hot summers)
Physical characteristics continued
• In Vienna average temperatures 50°F.
• In Vienna average precipitation 24 inches.
*I chose Vienna's statistics because it is the
capital of Austria
Human characteristics 1.the main
language is German
• 92% of the Austrians speak German.
• Austrian German is spoken with a different
accent.
• Over 100 million people speak German.
*this is an example of a social characteristic
Human characteristics 2. the main
religion Roman Catholic (Christianity)
• 74% of Austrians practice this religion
• Though the population of people is slowly
decreasing to protestants
• 70% marry, 90% baptized, and 90% funerals
of Austrian are held in churches
*this is an example of a social characteristic
Human characteristics 3.form of
government is federal republic
• Head of state: President Heinz Fischer (see below)
• Head of government: Chancellor Werner Faymann
• There are nine official Bundeslaender (states)
*this is an example of a political characteristic
Human characteristics 4. a well
developed market economy
• Currency of money : Euro
• GDP: 321.8 billion
• exports: 129 billion imports:138.7 billion
*this is an example of an economic
characteristic
Interesting facts
• Population : 8,214,160
• Total land area : 83,870 sq km it is slightly smaller than
Maine
• Winter sports-skiing and tobogganing
summer sports-bicycling, canoeing, hiking, and
mountain climbing.
• Well known food-Wiener schnitzel (fried cutlet, most
often veal, batter-fried with egg and breadcrumbs)
• Similar holidays(labor day, new year’s eve)
• The Von Trapp family lived in Austria (Sound of Music)
Historical Timeline
1.2009-alliance for natural gas
• Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary,
Romania, and turkey forge
an agreement to host the
so-called Nabucco natural
gas
2. 1991-persian gulf war
• Austria decides to assist the
united nations in war by
providing air and land
transportation
Timeline continued…
3.1972- joining the EEC
• The EEC was an
international organization
created with a goal to bring
about economic
incorporation
4.1995-Austria is stable
• Austrian State Treaty
proclaims an independent
Austria
• Austria joins the United
Nations
• Austrian defense forces are
established.
5.14BCE- Romans in Austria
• The region south of the River Danube is
conquered by the Romans.
*I mention this because we were currently
studying Europe’s ancient civilizations
The end
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