Austria (listen), officially the Republic of Austria was a federal republic and a landlocked country with a pre-WWIII population of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.7 million, was Vienna (Wien). The country had a high standard of living. It was bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covered 83,879 square kilometers and has an alpine climate. Austrian terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 meters, and its highest point is 3,798 meters. The majority of the population spoke local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form was the country's official language.
Austria was one of the 11 richest countries of Terra, with a nominal per capita GDP of $52,216 (2014 CE est.). Its major pre-war economic sectors were agriculture: 1.7%; industry: 32.3%; services: 55.8%; tourism 10.2%.
Today Austria has completely recovered from WWIII's damage and the events around the Ascent and UE era. Economically, agriculture and industry percentages decreased to 0.7 and 12.5 % respectively, services remain approximately the same, with tourism comprising the remainder.