Area: 83,870 km ²
Climate: Relatively temperate, continental, cloudy; the winters are cold with frequent rain and snow at the base of the mountain regions; the summers are moderate with occasional rain showers
Population: 8,210,281 (est. from July 2009)
Languages: German (official language) 88.6%, Turkish 2.5%, Serbian 2.2 %, Croatian 1.6%, Other 5.3% (census fro
Type of Government: Federal Republic GDP: $325 million (estimated from 2008) GDP – per capita (PPP): $39,200 (estimated from 2008)
Information for Foreign Students in Austria HousingYou will most likely have the choice between living in university housing (Studenenheim) or an apartment. The organization ÖAD (link above) will be particularly helpful in this regard.
Health RequirementsThe ambassadors have placed at your disposition a list of national doctors on their site. A tip for European Union students: if you chose a doctor who accepts the European health insurance card, there will be no down payment required.