Austria – A Place


  • Politics
    • Name: Austria
    • Capital: Vienna
    • 2 Letter Code: AT
    • 3 Letter Code: AUT
  • Land
    • Contenent: Europe
    • Region: Western Europe
    • Total Land: 83,871 (32,383)
    • Land: 82,445 (31,832)
    • Water: 1,426 (551)
  • People
    • Population: 8,192,880
    • Birth Rate: 8.74 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 9.76 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 4.66 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 98.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 1.8%%
    • Industry: 30.4%%
    • Service: 67.8%%


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Austria Map

Austria is a country in Western Europe. Landlocked, it shares boarders with Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

To the west and south lie the Alps. The rest of the country is mostly flat or gently sloping.

The climate is temperate continental. Winters are cloudy and cold winters with frequent rain. There is some snow in the lowlands and snow in mountains. Summers are moderate with occasional showers.


Between 15th and 16th centuries, long after the Romans had established the Province of Noricum, the present day Austria (earlier occupied by the Celtic tribe) as early as the 1st century BC, there was a number of reformations leading to near socio-cultural homogenization and economic advancement that were encouraged by the political expansion of the European occupation of colonies.

The conquests and counter-conquests that dominated the periods preceding the 16th and 17th centuries saw native Germanic Bavarians steadily replacing the Roman Christian control. However, they adopted many Roman customs, and the region became increasingly Christian.

Interestingly, the two-edge events of the Congress of Vienna and Austria’s role in the WWI and WWII coupled with the Treaty of Versailles paved the way for Austria’s control of some political power and freedom from German control, leading to the creation of political parties and massive industrialization.

Hence, shortly after the WW II, Austria declared itself a separate state from German government. However, it had to operate under very stringent political and economic restrictions. Upon the adoption of the Austrian State Treaty on 15 May 1955 and the abolition of allied occupation, Austria was declared an independent sovereign nation.

Modern Times

The population of Austria is almost 9 million. The majority are native born Australians (91.1%). Other ethnic groups include former Yugoslavs (4%) and Turks (1.6%).

Most of the population is Catholic (73.85). Other religions and denominations include Protestants are (4.9%), Muslims (4.2%), and Orthodox Christians (2.2%).

German is the official nationwide language of Austria (88.6%). In addition, people speak Turkish (23%), Serbian (2.2%), Croatian (1.6%), and other languages (5.3%).


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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10022483 H3w United States United States Austria
Hap10022539 H2b United States United States Austria
Hap10023214 H2a1 Canada Canada Austria
Hap10023297 H3c United States United States Austria
Hap10023397 H1c1 Liechtenstein Austria Austria
Hap10023868 H2a3 Italy Austria Austria
Hap10023976 H3b Austria Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10025020 H5r United States Austria Austria
Hap10025089 H2a1a Australia Austria Austria
Hap10025129 H United States United States Austria
Hap10026004 H3w Bolivia Austria Unspecified
Hap10026017 H7b United States United States Austria
Hap10026217 H1c1a United States United States Austria
Hap10027320 H United States United States Austria
Hap10027521 H18 Austria Austria Austria
Hap10027810 H6a1b4 Germany Poland Austria
Hap10028047 H1b1 Cuba Romania Austria
Hap10028116 H3h2 Austria Austria Austria
Hap10028237 H5a1g1a United States United States Austria
Hap10029174 H11a Slovenia Russia Austria
Hap10029858 H26a Canada Canada Austria
Hap10030733 H1c United States United States Austria
Hap10030852 H1a3 Czech Republic Austria Unspecified
Hap10031623 H1c22 Austria Austria Unspecified
Hap10032065 H13a1a1a Austria Austria Unspecified
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