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Austria is a continental country, mainly mountainous, if considered in its narrow ethnic borders, delimited in 1919 at the end of the First World War; however, its centers of gravity, from a demographic and economic point of view, are mostly subalpine and oriented towards the plains of the Danube basin. In fact, the capital, Vienna, rises in the Danube valley, and the major basins of human settlement are the deep valleys of the Inn, Mur and Salzach, where Innsbruck, Graz and Salzburg are located respectively. The traditional definition of Austria as a purely Alpine state therefore appears imprecise. The first attestation of the name Ostarrichi, “eastern territories”, from which the current Österreich would have derived, is found in a document signed by Emperor Otto III and dating back to 996. In the Middle Ages Austria was nothing more than one of the many small duchies belonging to the Holy Roman Empire. For three centuries hereditary possession of the Babenbergs, at the extinction of this dynasty, in 1278, the fiefdom was conquered by the Habsburgs, who from that moment, for 640 years, inextricably linked the history of Austria to their own, transforming the country into a power worthy of competing with the great European monarchies. After the excruciating experiences of the two world wars and the annexation to the Reich German, the country managed to regain a certain stability thanks to international support and the intensification, especially from the 1960s onwards, of commercial relations with other European countries. In the communications between the N and S of Europe, Austria, as a consequence of the fall of the communist regimes, has also strengthened its commercial, financial and cultural influence on the Eastern countries. Since the early 90s of the twentieth century, at the cost of considerable sacrifices and an increase in social tension, the government has adopted a policy of strong financial rigor, based on the increase in the tax burden, on the growth of privatizations and on cuts. to public spending which made it possible to respect the clauses of the Maastricht Treaty, allowing Austria to join the EU in 1995 and to be part of the European Monetary Union since 1999. According to COUNTRYAAH, Austria is a nation in Western Europe, the capital city of which is Vienna. The latest population of Austria is 9,006,409. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Austria, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
CLIMATE
An eminently mountainous country (average altitude 1000 m), continental due to the arrangement of the relief that precludes Mediterranean influences, Austria however has climatic conditions that are diversified by the complexity of the relief and by Atlantic and Eastern European influences. In the large longitudinal valley furrows of the Alpine region, the slopes exposed to the sun (Sonnenseiten) have milder temperatures than those exposed to bacìo (Schattenseiten); in the Danube valley, affected by humid and Atlantic winds, the climate is more temperate (annual average 7.9 ºC), in the Vienna basin the average rises to 9 ºC; the southeastern regions, Styria and Burgenland, are areas of greater continentality and have very accentuated thermal excursions. Overall, the Austrian climate is mainly influenced by the alternating expansions of the Atlantic cyclone, which predominates in the summer season with humid and fresh air, especially in western Austria, and by the Russian-Siberian anticyclone, which predominates in the winter season with cold and dry air., especially in eastern Austria. Unlike the westerly winds that blow in the longitudinal valleys and in the northern plateaus, reaching as far as the Vienna basin, the sirocco, a hot and humid wind coming from the SE which reaches the south-eastern regions in autumn and spring, has a local character and an irregular regime. föhn, warm and dry wind that blows from the S in the winter in Vorarlberg and in the upper Inn valley. Precipitation is everywhere above 500 mm per year, but there is a gradual decrease proceeding from W to E, corresponding to the increase in continentality: thus passing from 2000 mm in the Bavarian Alps to 800 mm in Upper Austria and 600 mm in the Vienna basin. A fairly high rainfall also occurs in Carinthia (1000 mm in Klagenfurt) and in Styria (950 mm in Graz) due to the Adriatic siroccal winds. In the Alpine and Danube regions it rains mainly in summer, a season in which 40% of the country’s rainfall is recorded, while in the south-eastern area the maximum rainfall it is found in spring and autumn. In winter, snow is frequent, which remains on the ground for a long time due to low temperatures. The limit of the perennial snows oscillates between 2500 and 2800 m above sea level.

Austria Literature Part II

The leveling and rationalist tendency of the Enlightenment attenuates the differences between Germany and Austria, but does not stimulate the Austrian creative imagination, which later also reluctant to penetrate the German idealistic philosophy. The very short romantic season, mediated by the Schlegel brothers, has a very long and fruitful ending in Biedermeier, which coincides with… Read More »

Austria Literature Part I

A distinction that is not purely geographical between Austrian literature and German literature has reason to exist starting from the age of the Reformation, when a Protestant and particularistic north, later dominated by the Prussian spirit, came to oppose a south, with Vienna at the center, absolutist and counter-reformist, in direct contact with the refined… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Austria

IELTS Testing Centres in Austria In total, there are 6 test locations in Austria that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. List of cities in Austria where you can take the IELTS tests Graz Innsbruck Klagenfurt Salzburg Vienna There are two types of test format available for IELTS… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Austria

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Austria, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Austria offer both GRE… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Austria

According to the College Board, there are 2 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Austria. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university. The… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Austria

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Austria, located in Vienna. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. OeAD International Testing Services Ebendorferstraße 6 / 3rd floor 1010 Vienna Austria Phone: 004315336533 Test Center Information Underground line U2 to “Rathaus” or Tramway 1, 71 or… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Austria

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »