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Dec 22, 2014





  • 1. Austria!

2. Austria
3. Flag of Austria
4. Food
In Austria they eat lots of food such as:
Weiner Schnitzel
Rindsuppe (beef soup)
GermKnodel (Dumplings)
Lots of different breads
Mehlspeise (Sweet flour-based dishes)
Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel)
Kaiserschmarrn (pancakes ripped into bites - served with applesauce or stewed plums)
Ksekrainer (a kind of sausage)
5. Languages
In the Austria they speak lots of languages like:
English, High German, Low German,Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian.
6. In Austria they dance the following dances:
Folk dancing
Figure dancing
Sprachinseltnze (language island dances)
National Dance
7. Facts and Figures
1.Population:8.3 million people
2.The capital of Austria is Vienna
3.The money in Austria is called Euro
4.The Sound of Music Movie comes from Austria
5.In 1934 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA world cup,in 1954 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA World cup and also in 1958 they came 7th in the FIFA world cup
.Children start school at the age of 6.
The highest mountain in Austria is called Grossglockner
Almost 90% of the population speak German, which is also the official language.
In 1867, Austria and Hungary joined together to create the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This joint empire ended at the end of World War I (1918).
Austria joined the United Nations in 1955.
The official currency is the euro.
The name Austria derives from a Germanic word austro, meaning east.
Over 60% of Austrias electricity is supplied by renewable sources.
Winters in Austria are very cold. However, the summers can be relatively hot. The temperatures range between 20 and 40 degrees Celsius.
Children enter primary school at the age of six. They spend four years in primary school and are usually taught by the same teacher for the entire time.
Almost three quarters of the population are Roman Catholics.
The candy PEZ was invented in Austria.
The first Youth Winter Olympics will be held in Austria (in 2012).
Football (soccer) is a popular sport in Austria. However, the national side has had little success over the years
8. Customs and Traditions
On December 6th St Nicholas comes and gives children presents.(Not the 25th December like we do in New Zealand)
In February they have a National Ball called the Vienna Opera Ball.
Most Austrians greet one another formally, by shaking hands and saying, "GrussGott" (greet God) or "Grussdich" (greet you). Upon leaving, they shake again and say "Auf Wiedersehen" (good-bye). When dining, everyone at the table joins in a toast, saying "Prost
9. Sports
In Austria they lots of sports like:
alpine skiing
ice hockey
10. Places to go in Austria
Eisriesenwelt Caves (The largest ice caves in the world!)
Krimml Falls (Has the longest waterfall in Europe at 1246 feet)
Schonbrunn Palace the most important cultural monuments in Austria
Spanish Riding School
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Salzburgs birth place
Mozarts house
Sound of Music house
11. 12. Weather and climate
Austria's climate is generally moderate and mild but varies from the Alpine region to the eastern plain. Summer can be hot and long with average summer temperatures that range from 20C to 30C. The average winter temperatures are around 0. Snow on the mountains in spring and autumn is not uncommon. In Vienna itself you can enjoy the very mild climate, a gentle breeze, fresh air produced by the surrounding Wienerwald.
Cold winters with frequent rain in lowlands and snow in the mountains; cool summers with occasional showers
Temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers
13. What they wear
They wear lederhosen
14. Animals in Austria
In Austria they have animals such as:
Lipizzaner (A white horse named after its place of origin in Lippiza
Ibex a mountain goat with huge curved horns
Chamois horned goat antelope related to goats but having antelope-like features
Marmots (cute little furry creatures).
15. Explorers in Austria
Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) The greatest of all women explorers
Dr. David Livingstone(1813-1873) Explored the interior of Africa
John Speke (1827 - 1864)Discovered Lake Victoria the largest source of the Nile River
Isabelle Eberhardt(1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively in North Africa
16. Area
83,870 sq km
Land=82,444 sq km
Water=1,426 sq km
This means Austria is 3x smaller then
New Zealand!(NZ is 268,676 sq km)
17. Environment-current issues
Some forest degradation caused by air and soil pollution; soil pollution results from the use of agricultural chemicals; air pollution results from emissions by coal- and oil-fired power stations and industrial plants and from trucks transiting Austria between northern and southern Europe