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Location:  Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
Geographic Coordinates:   47 20 N, 13 20 E
Area:   83,871 sq km (land: 82,445 sq km water: 1,426 sq km)
Climate:  Temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers
Languages:  German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian, 1.6%, other 5.3% (2001 census)
Population:  8,221,646 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Vienna
Religion:  Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups:  Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%(2001 census)
Independence:  27 April 1945

Source:  CIA Factbook