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Way of Life
Vegetation and Animal Life
Austria, a small country in Central Europe famous for its gorgeous mountain
The towering Alps, and the foothills stretch across the western, southern
and central parts of the country.
Broad green valleys, lovely mirror lakes and
thick forest cover a good portion of the land.
Austria with no coastline shares
its surrounded borders with Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west; Germany and
the Czech Republic to the north; Hungary and Slovakia to the east; and to the south
Italy and Slovenia.
North-East is Vienna, Austria's capital and largest city,
where about a fifth of the people live.
Austria has a population of about 7" million.
Most Austrian's choose to live
the lower east areas of the country and just south of the Danube River.
the capital and largest city, more than one and a half-million of the Austrian
population lives in Vienna.
Other cities with more than 100,000 people living in
them consist of Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, and Scuzburg.
Austrians do not like being classified as Germans, Austria is basically
Germanic in language and ethnic association.
Some minorities include 40,000
Croats, 70,000 Solvenes, and a small group of Hungarians (11,000) and Czechs
Most Austrian's live south of the Danube River.
Austrians enjoy an array
fine foods such as a Viennese Clich otherwise known as a Wiener Schnitzel, and
many fine cakes and pastries.
The average life expectancy for males is 72 and
In May and June Vienna hosts the Vienna Festival.
This festival is a
celebration of music, arts, and theater.
Austrians have a great love for music,
many of the greatest composers were born and played there, many like Beethoven and
other popular composers.
Operas are also very popular, and The Vienna State Opera
House is the most popular for such an activity.
Festivals play an important part
One festival takes place throughout the province of Tyrol, in the
beginning of spring.
People dress up and pretend to chase the evil spirits of
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Most Austrians living in the cities live in four and five story apartments.
Others live in single story homes, or high rises.
Clothing is very much like the
style here in the U.S. but
Austrians tend to dress up more often.
occasions Austrian's dress in the national dress, a green trimmed, gray wool suit
a coat and knickers for men, the women's dress consists of a dirndl; a