(Wien is the German way of saying Vienna)


Absolute: The capital city of Austria, Vienna, is located at 47’20N, 13’20 E
Relative: Austria is North of Italy and Slovania


Human Characteristics: The estimated population for July 2009 is 8,210,000. The main religion in Austria is Roman Catholic, but some other bigger religions there are Protestant, Muslim, and even more. The literacy rate in Austria (the amount of people who can read) is 98% which is very very good. Their official language is German although some people speak other languages.
Physical Characteristics: Austria is a landlocked country, so it is completely bordered by other countries and does not touch the ocean. It's main geographical feature is the Austrian Alps. The Austrian Alps are divided into three mountain ranges; the Northern Calcareous Alps, the Central Alps, and the Southern Calcareous Alps.


Movement of People: One way people in Austria can get around is by car. Austria is known for its excellent road network. Also, a lot of people in Austria get around by riding bikes. Austria has designated cycling lanes and beautiful bicycle routes. Another good way for people to travel in Austria is by taking public transportation. Some examples it has are underground systems, buses, tramlines, and suburban railways.

Movement of Goods: Some of Austrias exports are machinery, motor vehicles, paper, metal goods, chemicals, iron, steel, food, and textiles. Some of their imports are machinery, motor vehicles, metal goods, food, oil, and oil products. These things help Austria to make different kinds of technology so the country can develope, they can help to make forms of transportation, they can make clothes, and they can make food.

Movement of Ideas: Some ways that ideas in Austria move are through telephones and cell phones, newspapers, TV, books, the internet, and more. These things help modernize Austria. For instance, the technologies like cell phones, the internet, and TV are modern. These things also help Austria connect with the rest of the world. They help Austrians to read or watch things about what is going on in the world, and they help them communicate with far away people.

Human Environment Interaction

How Does the Environment Affect Humans?Global Warming is reducing the amount of snow, so there is less time for skiing in the Alps. Many Austrians enjoy skiiing as a pasttime and a sport. Global Warming is making it harder for snow to fall, so skiers are disappointed when their is no snow for skiing. Of course people can make artifical snow but it is just not the same.

How Do Humans Affect the Environment? People are driving too much and it causes fuel pollution in the air. The air is not clean for organisims on Earth to breathe.
 Also, since there is a lot of skiing in Austria, the young trees on the Alpine mountains are getting destroyed by the skis and this results in less oxygen produced in the air.


 Austria is located in two regions: The Alpine Region: where the alps extend from Switzerland and Central Europe: in the middle of Europe.