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a republic in central Europe. 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km).
Capital: Vienna.
Contemporary Examples

There may be other benefits to schaps besides instant fiery warmth and a taste of Austria.
What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps Jordan Salcito January 24, 2014

We must treat Habayit Hayehudi as we demanded from Austria to treat Jorg Haider’s party.
‘No Ideology Can Win Over Reality’ Orly Halpern July 8, 2013

Young Muslims from Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Austria have also gone to fight in the civil war.
British Jihadists Torture Syrian Rebel Jamie Dettmer February 9, 2014

Things were only slightly better in Austria, Denmark, and Sweden.
Fascism Is Fashionable Again in Europe Thane Rosenbaum June 7, 2014

The ironic thematics—has anything ever been less cool than Austria?
Where Will Harry Party Back in London, And Who Will He Be Kissing? Tom Sykes January 23, 2013

Historical Examples

Or come back to Europe, and take the astonishing case of Austria and Hungary.
Home Rule Harold Spender

He said that it used to be Austria which grasped at Albania, now it was Italy.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

Tobacco and live-stock are exported from Montenegro to Austria.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

These things with many others were imported from Germany and Austria.
Science and Morals and Other Essays Bertram Coghill Alan Windle

There was much difference of opinion at the Court of the Sultan whether the action of Austria should be treated as a casus belli.
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley

a republic in central Europe: ruled by the Hapsburgs from 1282 to 1918; formed a dual monarchy with Hungary in 1867 and became a republic in 1919; a member of the European Union; contains part of the Alps, the Danube basin in the east, and extensive forests. Official language: German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Vienna. Pop: 8 221 646 (2013 est). Area: 83 849 sq km (32 374 sq miles) German name Österreich

European nation, from Medieval Latin Marchia austriaca “eastern borderland.” German Österreich is “eastern kingdom,” from Old High German ostar “eastern” (see east) + reich (see Reichstag). So called for being on the eastern edge of Charlemagne’s empire.

Mountainous republic in central Europe, bordered by Germany and the former Czechoslovakia to the north, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Its capital and largest city is Vienna.

Note: Under the Hapsburg dynasty (1278–1918), Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and became a leading player in European politics.

Note: After losing control of the German portions of the Holy Roman Empire in the nineteenth century, Austria joined with Hungary to create the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867–1918). Allied with Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey in World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was devastated by the war.

Note: Austria was occupied by Nazi forces in 1938 and annexed by Adolf Hitler to Germany. It was reestablished as a republic in 1945 but remained occupied by four Allied powers until it declared neutrality in 1955.

Note: The picturesque Tyrol region, in the western part of the country, is a favorite year-round tourist spot.


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