Austria: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Austria – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Vienna (& largest city)

Population: 8.8 million (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Austrian German

President: Alexander Van der Bellen

Chancellor: Sebastian Kurz

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 83,879 km2 (32,386 mi2)

Dialing Code: +43

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Austrian (what’s this?)

Endonym: Österreich
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 16-18 (varies by state and alc. strength)

Smoking Age: 16

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): AT (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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