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Austria

Austrian Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Czech Republic (L) Germany (L) Hungary (L) Italy (L) Liechtenstein (L) Slovakia (L) Slovenia (L) Switzerland (L)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
Full name Republic of Austria 2013
Independence day date October 26 1955
Land border length 2,562 km 2014 72nd out of 200
National anthems Land der Berge, Land am Strome ( Land of Mountains, Land on the River ) 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 0.0 2014 138th out of 171
Overview

Famous for its spectacular mountain scenery, Austria is no longer the dominant political force it was in Central Europe under the Habsburg dynasty which ruled until the first world war.

However, its position at the geographical heart of Europe on the key Danube trade route enhances its strategic importance.

After being joined to Nazi Germany from 1938-1945, Austria was occupied by the Allies, who divided up the country and the capital Vienna into separate sectors.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Austria Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Austria/Background