Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic in central Europe. The landlocked state has a total area of 83,871 sq. kilometers, making it the 114th largest country in terms of size. It is bordered by Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Italy and Slovenia to the south, and Switzerland and Lichtenstein to the west. The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919 following the end of World War I but was taken over by Nazi Germany in 1938, and Austria did not regain political independence until 1955. According to a July 2014 estimate, Austria’s population is approximately 8 million people, making it the 95th largest country in terms of population.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Austria, Republik Österreich
Capitol: 
Vienna
Population: 
8,520,000
Languages: 
German
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
83,879
Year of UN Membership: 
1955
Year of Present State Formation: 
1955
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$444.867 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$43,796 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
0.40 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.88
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
26.30
Unemployment: 
4.80%
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CEI: Central European Initiative
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECB: European Central Bank
EIB: European Investment Bank
EMU: European Monetary Union
ESA: European Space Agency
EU: European Union
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-9
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PFP: Partnership for Peace
Schengen Convention
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
UNDOF: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, Golan Heighs
UNFICYP: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation, Middle East
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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