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Austria is a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,855 square kilometres (32,377 sq mi) and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speak local Austro-Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Burgenland Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene. The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe and, in response to the coronation of Napoleon I as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804. In 1867, the Austrian Empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary. After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted and used the name the Republic of German Austria („Deutschösterreich”, later „Österreich”) in an attempt for union with Germany, but was forbidden due to the Treaty of Saint Germain. The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany. This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Nazi Germany was occupied by the Allies and Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament created the Declaration of Neutrality which declared that the Second Austrian Republic would become permanently neutral. Today, Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy comprising nine federal states. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.7 million, is Vienna. Austria is one of the richest countries in the world, with a nominal per capita GDP of $48,350 (2011 est.). The country has developed a high standard of living and in 2011 was ranked 19th in the world for its Human Development Index. Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955, joined the European Union in 1995, and is a founder of the OECD. Austria also signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995, and adopted the European currency, the Euro, in 1999.
Capital VIENNA
Currency euro
Country code 0043
Spoken languages ​​



Necessary documentation to enter the country Passport/valid identity card needed for border crossing. It is necessary to travel with one of the two documents is not expired. Austria is part of the EU and adheres to the Schengen area. Italian citizens, then, in possession of a valid identity (passport or a valid identity card needed for border crossing), do not suffer the control in travel between Italy and Austria or other Schengen Countries (all countries neighbouring Austria join Schengen). The identity document should be performed in case of a request by the local authorities.


The health situation in General is excellent. The qualitative and quantitative level of local medical facilities is excellent. Each type of medicine is available on-site. Encephalitis from tick bite is endemic in the country. It is recommended that, after consulting a doctor, encephalitis vaccination by tick bite, especially for those wishing to visit, especially in summer, Woods and forests or outdoor activities. Italian citizens who travel temporarily (for tourism, business, study or work) in Austria can receive necessary and urgent medical treatment provided by local public health care if they have the European health insurance card (TEAM), printed on the back of the national health card (TS) or regional Charter services for the regions of Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Sicily. The TEAM replaces the previous models E110, E111, E128 and E119 and is being distributed by the Ministry of economy and finance. Those who have not yet received your ASL can contact and ask for the "provisional replacement certificate".


GSM and 3 g networks; managers: A1, T-Mobile, Orange, 3; prepaid cards also telering, Bob, Yesss!


Continental with cold winters and rainy or sometimes snowy and winter minimum temperatures between +2 and -15 degrees; Summers are short, with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees. Snow and frost in the winter months the slow car traffic; We recommend caution. Some mountain passes, especially in Vorarlberg can be temporarily closed. Much of Austria is exposed to the prevailing winds of the West and Northwest.


Highways Users must pay the toll for driving on Austrian motorways, by purchasing a special coupon called "Sticker" on the windshield of his car. We must bring this "Sticker" exit even before entering Austria. The marking shall be pasted ben visibly on the windshield. The only exposure (no paste) (check) payment of a fine of € 120. The lower part of the label must be carefully preserved and exhibited in the event of a control. In Austria the "Vignette" is available at the petrol station, the offices of the Automobile Club (OeAMTC), insurance agencies and tobacconists. In Italy is available from some provincial Automobile clubs, motorway service stations on the border and in approaching the border. It is obligatory to pay the tolls for all users of motorways and expressways, for vehicles that have a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes. The cost for motorcycles/vehicles with 2 or more axles is: -31 Euro/77.80 (age 14 months, i.e. from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2013) -Eur 11.70/23.40 (60 consecutive days validity) -4.60/8 Euro (valid 10 days). Are exempt from paying the protatori handicap. As mentioned above there is a penalty of Euro 120 per chi circulates on the motorway "vignette" does. On the motorway A 13 Brenner-Innsbruck South is not required, and the toll you pay at the gate.

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