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Austria

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Austria

  1. 1. Austria By: Morgan Gumhalter Click Here to Take a Tour of Austria
  2. 2. Where Do You Want To Go? Geography Government People History Geography 2 Government 2 Religion History 2 Geography 3 Government 3 Economy Education Language Cuisine Sports Holidays Money Alphabet Ice Hockey Music Click Here to Exit
  3. 3. Geography Click Here for Next Slide • Total area- 32,382 square miles • Land area- 31, 832 • Location- South Central Europe • 2 major features- Lake Neusiedler See, and the Alpine Foreland • Neighbors-Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovania, and Italy Back
  4. 4. Geography 2 Click Here for Next Slide • Topography- Austria is primarily mountainous, with the Alps and foothills covering the western and southern provinces. The eastern provinces and Vienna are located in the Danube River Basin. • Capital- Vienna: population- 2,315,000 • Climate-temperate: continental, cloudy Back
  5. 5. Geography 3 Click Here for Next Slide • cold winters with rain and snow in the lowlands and in the mountains; moderate summers with some showers • 2 major features- Lake Neusiedler See, and the Alpine Foreland • Neighbors-Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovania, and Italy Back
  6. 6. Government Click Here for Next Slide • Type: Federal Republic • Head of State: President Heinz Fisher • Head of Government: Chancellor Werner Faymann • The Chancellor is considered to be the most powerful position in Austrian politics • Vice-Chancellor: Josef Pröll Back
  7. 7. Government 2 Click Here for Next Slide • Vice-Chancellor: Josef Pröll • Defense budget- $3.6 billion • Active troops- 34,900 • All males who are 18 are fit to have 6 months of military service Back
  8. 8. Government 3 Click Here for Next Slide • All males who are 18 are fit to have 6 months of military service • Both men and women at the age of 16 are eligible for voluntary service • Women volunteers are aloud to become professional soldiers Back
  9. 9. People Click Here for Next Slide • Population: 8,210,281 • 13,00 to 40,00 Slovenes in the state of Carinthia as well as Croats • Hungarians in Burgenland have been recognized as a minority Back
  10. 10. Religion Click Here for Next Slide • At the end of the 20th century, about 74% of Austrians were Roman Catholic • 5% considered themselves Protestants • About 12% considered that they have no religion Back
  11. 11. Economy Click Here for Next Slide • Austria is the 12th richest country in the world • It has a well developed social market economy • It has a very high standard of living • Until the 1980’s, many of their largest industry firms were nationalized Back
  12. 12. History Click Here for Next Slide • Austria was settled in ancient times, occupied by pre-roman times by various Celtic tribes • The Celtic kingdom of Noricum was later claimed by the Roman Empire and made a province • Present day Petronell-Carnuntum in Eastern Austria was an important army camp which became known as Upper Pannonia province Back
  13. 13. History 2 Click Here for Next Slide • Fifty thousand people Carnuntum their home for nearly 400 years • The first record showing the name Austria is from 996 referring to the territory of Babenberg March • With the death of Frederick 2, (Duke of Austria) in 1246, the line of Babenbergs were extinct Back
  14. 14. Education Click Here for Next Slide • In Austria, you have to attend 9 years of school (to the age of 15) • Kindergarten education is free in most states and provided for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old • Maximum class size is 30 but, can be as low as 15 children • Lessons begin at 8 A.M. and last to about noon or 1 P.M. Back
  15. 15. Language Click Here for Next Slide • German is Austria’s official language • It is spoken natively by 88.6% of the population • Turkish (2.3%), Serbian (2.2%), Croatian (1.6%) • Hungarian (0.5%), Bosnian (0.4%) Back
  16. 16. Cuisine Click Here for Next Slide • Austria is famous for its beef, pork, and many variations of vegetables • The cuisine has been influenced by Hungarian, Bohemia Czech, Jewish, Italian, Balkan, and French cuisine • The Austrian cuisine is one of the most multicultural in Europe Back
  17. 17. Sports Click Here for Next Slide • Alpine Skiing is a prominent sport in Austria • Snowboarding and ski-jumping are also widely popular • A popular team sport is football (soccer) • Austria also has national leagues like ice hockey and basketball Back
  18. 18. Holidays Click Here for Next Slide • January 1st- New Year • January 6th- Epiphany • May 1st- Labor Day • August 15th- Assumption • October 26th- National Day • November 1st- All Saints Day • December 8th- Immaculate Conception • December 25th- Christmas • December 26th- Boxing Day Back
  19. 19. Austrian Money Click Here for Next Slide • Austrian money is called “Euro” • 20 U.S. dollars is 16.13720 Euro • This is the sign for their money- Back
  20. 20. Click Here for Next Slide • A-a • N-en • B-be • O-o • C-ce • P-pe • D-de • Q-ku • E-e • R-er • F-ef • S-es • G-ge • H-ha • T-te • I-i • U-u • J-jot • V-vau • K-ka • W-ve • L-el • X-iks • M-em • Y-upsilon Back • Z-zet
  21. 21. Click Here for Next Slide • The Austrian men’s national hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Austria • The team is ranked 16th in IIHF World Rankings • Their head coach is Bill Gilligan • Their nickname is the Eagles Back
  22. 22. Music Click Here for Next Slide • Austria is the birthplace of many famous composers such as Wolfgang Mozart • Austria has one notable jazz musician and keyboardist, Josef Zawinul • Vienna is the European capital of classical music Back

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