LOCATION: Vienna is located in northeastern Austria, at the easternmost extension of the Alps in the Vienna Basin.
BORDERS: close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
POPULATION Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.7 million.
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CLIMATE: Vienna has an oceanic climate. The city has warm summers with average high temperatures of 22 to 26 °C and lows of around 15 °C . Winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point, and snowfall occurring mainly from December through March. Spring and autumn are cool to mild. Precipitation is generally moderate throughout the year.
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Vienna is the seat of the Viennese Roman Catholic archdiocese, and its current Archbishop is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. The religions of the Viennese resident population is divided according to the 2001 census as follows:
Roman Catholic 49.2% No religion 25.7% Muslim 7.8% Orthodox 6.0% Protestant (mostly Lutheran) 4.7% Jewish 0.5% Other or none indicated 6.3%
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Charitable organizations in Vienna
Alongside the international and intergovernmental organisations, there are dozens of charitable organisations based in Vienna; these organisations provide relief goods and assistance to tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and needy people in developing countries.
One of such organisation is the network of SOS Children's Villages, founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949. Today, SOS Children's Villages are active in 132 countries and territories worldwide. Others include HASCO and the Children’s Bridge of Hope.
Another extremely popular, international event is ‘The Life Ball’ in aid of AIDS. Guests such as Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg were recent attendants at this now annual gala.
Tourist attractions in Vienna The statue of Athena in front of the Austrian Parliament The Riesenrad in the Wiener Prater Al be rtina Schönbrunn Palace