Austria is a small country situated in the centre of Europe. Now it isn’t very big (8,871km2) but in the past it was a huge and very powerful empire in Europe, in fact their monarchs were family of the Spanish’s monarchs ( the most powerful Empire in the Sixteenth Century was the Spanish’s Empire). Afterwards they make up the Austro-Hungarian Empire , but the Empire collapsed when they lost the First War World.
In the Empire Austro-Hungarain there were lots of types of nationalities and cultural identities, but now the people who live in Austria are Austrians, and the official language is German. The borders of Austria are: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia. Austria is a democrat republic, the actual president is Heinz Fischer. The population of Austria is about 8,300,000 inhabitants. Austria is a member of the European Union and his currency is the Euro. His capital is Vienna, and the other important city is Salzbourg when was born the famous compositor W.A.Mozart, but Austria have also lots of villages with very beautiful landscapes. The most Austrian famous is Félix Baumgarnet, who jumped from the space.
In Austria is very typical the soup, and meats but Austria is really famous for the sweets and the chocolates.