Austria

Slightly smaller than Maine, Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps (about 75% of the area). The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (12,530 ft; 3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river. Forests and woodlands cover about 40% of the land.


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  • Wels (German pronunciation: \vɛls:; Central Bavarian: Wös) is a city in Upper Austria, on the Traun River near Linz It is the county seat of Wels-Land, and with a population of approximately 60,000, the eighth largest city in Austria

  • Vöcklabruck (German pronunciation: \fœklaˈbʁʊk:) is the administrative center of the Vöcklabruck district, Austria It is located in the western part of Upper Austria, close to the A1 Autobahn as well as the B1 highway Vöcklabruck's name derives from the River Vöckla which runs through the town, whose name in turn originates from a person's name ('Vechela') and 'Ache', meaning 'flowing water' or 'river'

  • Villach (German pronunciation: \ˈfɪlax:; Slovene: Beljak, Italian: Villaco, Friulian: Vilac) is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia It is an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region As of January 2018, the population is 61,887

  • Vienna ( (listen) vee-EN-ə; Austrian German: Wien \viːn:; Austro-Bavarian: Wean [veɐ̯n]) is the national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria Vienna is Austria's most populous city, with about 2 million inhabitants (26 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of the country's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre

  • Schwechat (German pronunciation: \ˈʃvɛçaːt:) is a town southeast of Vienna known for the Vienna International Airport and Schwechater beer The city is home to the refineries of the Austrian national oil company OMV

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