Area: 32,375 square miles
Languages: German is the official language. English is also spoken, particularly in all tourist areas and major cities.
Location: Austria is bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
Geography: Landlocked in Central Europe, Austria features the mountainous Alps in the south and west, but also is home to flat plains and gentle slopes in the north and east.
Population (2007 estimate): 8,199,783
Religions: Roman Catholic 74%, Protestant 5%, Muslim 4%, none 12%, other 5%
Time zone: Austria is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Vienna. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.