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Geography And Geography Of Austria

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Geography of Austria

The Republic of Austria, or more commonly known as Austria, is a mountainous, beautiful country in Europe. It is located in the central part of Europe, and it is landlocked, or doesn’t touch open water. It does however have the longest river in Europe flowing through it: the Danube River. It is a member of the European Union, and the currency of it is the Euro, like other bordering countries. The country is highly mountainous, due to the large mountain system called the Alpine Mountain System runs through sixty-two percent of the country’s land mass. It starts in the West part of Austria and stretches out to the East. Austria is an exciting country in culture and geography.

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Because it is not a large country like some others in Europe and is in the central part, Austria borders several countries. These bordering countries are Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Austria belongs to the Alpine Mountain Region, and a small portion of the land starts the Hungarian Plain in the West. Only a small percentage is a part of this region. Other land is a part of the Danube Valley, where the Danube River flows through. That land is the lower part of Austria. Austria consists of nine provinces in which are: Lower Austria, where Vienna is located; Upper Austria; Salzburg Province; Styria; Burgenland; Carinthia; Tirol; Burgenland; and Vorarlburg.

Two large landforms in Austria are the Danube River, and the Alps. The Alps make up sixty-two percent of Austria’s land mass. They are a large mountain range that start in Switzerland, and end in the Eastern part of the country. They are located in almost every province, therefore, that means they go all different directions, because of the Danube River and other smaller regions. The different parts of Austria that they go through are divided into three groups: the Northern Calcareous Alps, Central Alps, the largest of the three groups, and the Southern Calcareous Alps. All three, especially the Central Alps, are large
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