Located in the southern aspect of Central Europe, Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country. This country has nine federal states. Vienna is the largest city and serves as the capital. Although other languages such as Hungarian and Austro-Bavarian are also spoken, Austria's official language is German.
Austria covers 83,879 km² (32,386 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 8,935,112 people as of August 2020. Austria is consistently among the top 20 wealthiest countries globally and has achieved a high standard of living. In 2018, it was ranked 20th in the human development index (HDI) worldwide. The country is famous for exquisite palaces, castles, buildings, and other architectural works.