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  1. 1. Austria!<br />
  2. 2. Austria<br />
  3. 3. Flag of Austria<br />
  4. 4. Food<br />In Austria they eat lots of food such as:<br />Weiner Schnitzel<br />Rindsuppe (beef soup)<br />GermKnodel (Dumplings)<br />Lots of different breads<br />Mehlspeise (Sweet flour-based dishes)<br />Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel)<br />Kaiserschmarrn (pancakes ripped into bites - served with applesauce or stewed plums)<br />Frankfurters<br />Käsekrainer (a kind of sausage)<br />
  5. 5. Languages<br />In the Austria they speak lots of languages like: <br />English, High German, Low German,Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian.<br />
  6. 6. In Austria they dance the following dances:<br /> Folk dancing<br /> Figure dancing<br />Waltz<br />Polka<br />Zwiefacher<br />Sprachinseltänze (language island dances)<br />National Dance<br />
  7. 7. Facts and Figures<br />1.Population:8.3 million people<br />2.The capital of Austria is Vienna<br />3.The money in Austria is called Euro<br />4.The Sound of Music Movie comes from Austria<br />5.In 1934 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA world cup,in 1954 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA World cup and also in 1958 they came 7th in the FIFA world cup <br />.Children start school at the age of 6.<br />The highest mountain in Austria is called Grossglockner<br />Almost 90% of the population speak German, which is also the official language.<br />In 1867, Austria and Hungary joined together to create the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This joint empire ended at the end of World War I (1918).<br />Austria joined the United Nations in 1955.<br />The official currency is the euro.<br />The name Austria derives from a Germanic word ‘austro’, meaning ‘east’.<br />Over 60% of Austria’s electricity is supplied by renewable sources.<br />Winters in Austria are very cold. However, the summers can be relatively hot. The temperatures range between 20 and 40 degrees Celsius.<br />Children enter primary school at the age of six. They spend four years in primary school and are usually taught by the same teacher for the entire time.<br />Almost three quarters of the population are Roman Catholics.<br />The candy PEZ was invented in Austria.<br />The first Youth Winter Olympics will be held in Austria (in 2012).<br />Football (soccer) is a popular sport in Austria. However, the national side has had little success over the years<br />
  8. 8. Customs and Traditions<br />On December 6th St Nicholas comes and gives children presents.(Not the 25th December like we do in New Zealand)<br />In February they have a National Ball –called the “Vienna Opera Ball”.<br />Most Austrians greet one another formally, by shaking hands and saying, "GrussGott" (greet God) or "Grussdich" (greet you). Upon leaving, they shake again and say "Auf Wiedersehen" (good-bye). When dining, everyone at the table joins in a toast, saying "Prost<br />
  9. 9. Sports<br />In Austria they lots of sports like:<br />alpine skiing<br />Snowboarding<br />ski-jumping<br />football<br />ice hockey<br />basketball<br />
  10. 10. Places to go in Austria<br />Eisriesenwelt Caves (The largest ice caves in the world!)<br />Krimml Falls (Has the longest waterfall in Europe at 1246 feet)<br />Schonbrunn Palace – the most important cultural monuments in Austria<br />Spanish Riding School<br />The Swarovski Crystal Worlds<br />Salzburg’s birth place<br />Mozart’s house<br />Sound of Music house<br />
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  12. 12. Weather and climate<br />Austria's climate is generally moderate and mild but varies from the Alpine region to the eastern plain. Summer can be hot and long with average summer temperatures that range from 20°C to 30°C. The average winter temperatures are around 0°. Snow on the mountains in spring and autumn is not uncommon. In Vienna itself you can enjoy the very mild climate, a gentle breeze, fresh air produced by the surrounding Wienerwald.<br /> Cold winters with frequent rain in lowlands and snow in the mountains; cool summers with occasional showers<br />Temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers<br />
  13. 13. What they wear<br />They wear lederhosen<br />
  14. 14. Animals in Austria<br />In Austria they have animals such as:<br />Lipizzaner (A white horse named after its place of origin in Lippiza<br />Ibex a mountain goat with huge curved horns<br />Chamois horned goat antelope related to goats but having antelope-like features<br /> Marmots (cute little furry creatures).<br />
  15. 15. Explorers in Austria<br />Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) The greatest of all women explorers<br />Dr. David Livingstone(1813-1873) Explored the interior of Africa<br />John Speke (1827 - 1864)Discovered Lake Victoria the largest source of the Nile River<br />Isabelle Eberhardt(1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively in North Africa<br />
  16. 16. Area<br />83,870 sq km<br />Land=82,444 sq km<br />Water=1,426 sq km<br />This means Austria is 3x smaller then <br />New Zealand! (NZ is 268,676 sq km)<br />
  17. 17. Environment-current issues<br />Some forest degradation caused by air and soil pollution; soil pollution results from the use of agricultural chemicals; air pollution results from emissions by coal- and oil-fired power stations and industrial plants and from trucks transiting Austria between northern and southern Europe<br />