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Republic of Austria

Austria


National anthem of Austria

Land der Berge, Land am Strome

Land der Berge, Land am Strome (Land of the mountains, land on the river) is the national anthem of Austria.
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Map of Austria

Map of Austria

Basic information on Austria

Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic Monetary Union in 1999.
Location Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
Population 8,199,783 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Austrian(s) adjective: Austrian
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red