Austria – A Place

Summary

  • 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%%

Flag

Austria flag

Map

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.

History

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%).

Genetics

This section is under development.

mtDNA

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
Hap10092847 U5b2a2a2 Austria Austria Unspecified
Hap10092990 U5b2a2b1 United States Austria Austria
Hap10092991 U5b2a2b1 United States Austria Austria
Hap10093687 U5b2b4 Austria Austria Austria
Hap10094830 U8a1a1 United States United States Austria
Hap10095147 V United States Ukraine Austria
Hap10095148 V United States United States Austria
Hap10095503 V United States Austria Unspecified
Hap10096430 V11 United States United States Austria
Hap10096431 V11 United States United States Austria
Hap10096432 V11 United States United States Austria
Hap10096507 V13 United Kingdom United Kingdom Austria
Hap10096822 V1a United States United States Austria
Hap10096915 V1a1 Austria Austria Austria
Hap10097308 V3 Austria Austria Austria
Hap10097686 V7a United States Czech Republic Austria
Hap10099005 W3a1a1 United States United States Austria
Hap10099711 W6 Austria Austria Unspecified
Hap10100877 X2c1 United States United States Austria
Hap10101274 X2j United States United States Austria
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