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Austria National Anthem

Austria National Anthem
Land of the mountains, land on the river (Land der Berge, Land am Strome)

Land of mountains, land on the stream,
Land of fields, land of cathedrals,
Land of hammers, with a promising future,
You are home to great sons,
A nation thrice blessed with beauty,
Much-praised Austria,
Much-praised Austria!

Strongly feuded for, fiercely hard-fought for,
You lie in the middle of the Continent
Like a strong heart,
Since the early days of the ancestors you have
Borne the burden of a high mission,
Much tried Austria,
Much tried Austria.

Bravely towards the new ages
See us striding, free, and faithful,
Assiduous and full of hope,
Unified, in fraternal choirs, let us
Pledge allegiance to you, Fatherland
Much beloved Austria,
Much beloved Austria.

Flag History

The Austrian flag adopted in 1945 is one of the oldest flags in the world. Their red/white/red pattern has been the emblem for Austria for over 800 years. According to the legend, this flag was modeled from the blood-stained surcoat of the Duke of Austria wo unded in battle.

Geographic Coordinates: 47 20 N, 13 20 E

President:Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen
Chancellor:Sebastian Kurz
Capital city:Vienna
Languages:German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in South Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 est.)
National statistics office
Population:8,747,358 (2016)
Area:82,523 (2016)
GDP per capita:44,177 (2016)
GDP, billion current US$:386.4 (2016)
GINI index:30.48 (2012)
Ease of Doing Business rank:19 (2016)



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