Austria is a country located in Central Europe and is a member of the European Union. It is a landlocked country and is bordered by 8 other countries. Australia has close ties to Germany and German is the official language of the country. The country is relatively small in terms of area and population. In fact, there are only 5 cities in the country with a population of more than 100,000. If you want to know which of these cities is the capital of Austria, keep reading to find out.
What is the capital city of Austria?
The capital city of Austria is Vienna. This city is also the largest city in Austria with over 1.7 million people. The greater metropolitan area contains more than 2.4 million people, which makes up more than 25% of the entire population of the country. It is the 10th largest city in the European Union and is an important economic, political and cultural center. The city is the headquarters on many important organizations including OPEC, IAEA, UNIDO and many others.
A brief history of Vienna
The history of Vienna dates back to at least 500 BC when the Celts settled in the region. In 15 BC the Romans fortified a city they called Vindobona. In the middle ages it was considered to be a cultural center and was effectively the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1804 it became the capital of the Austrian Empire and played a leading role in the politics of the region. The city was occupied by the Nazis in World War II and after the war the city was divided among the 4 powers. In 1955 the country was re-established and the city was free once again.
Did you know?
The city center of Vienna was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is often known as the “The City of Dreams” because it was home to the most famous dream interpreter, Sigmund Freud.