Travel Information for Austria
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:German
Other languages:Turkish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.atInternational Dialling Code:    43

For help planning your trip to Austria including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Austria trip planning page.

Further information on Austria

Discover more about Austria - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of austria

Total area: 83,870 sq km (1,426 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Czech Republic (362km), Germany (784km), Hungary (366km), Italy (430km), Liechtenstein (35km), Slovakia (91km), Slovenia (330km), Switzerland (164km)

Highest mountain: Grossglockner (3,798m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Austria from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 14/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 30/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 7/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 23/174
Overall Ranking:    16/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Austria     Status: Independent Country

Population: 8,223,062 (rank: 94/196)     Density: 98 people/sq km (rank: 81/196)

Ethnic groups: Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4% (2001 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)

GDP (PPP): $361 billion       GDP per capita: $42,600 (rank: 12/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.