Capital: Vienna

Population: 8,441,461 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: German

Unofficial Languages: Turkish, Serbian, Croatian and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Austrians, Germans, Croatians, Serbs, Turks, and others

Largest Cities: Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg

Main Sport: Football, Alpine Ski, Ice Hockey

Political System: Federal Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Easter (March 27-28)

Workers’ Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Sunday-Monday (May 15-16)

Corpus Christi (May 26)

Assumption of the Virgin Mary (August 15)

Austrian National Day (October 26)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)

St. Stephen’s Day (December 26)