Back to St. Ann's Homepage Fun Facts! Fun Facts Interested in learning about the quirks of Austria? You've come to the right place! FACT: Life expectancy: 79 The Austrian flag is one of the oldest in the world. The largest emerald in the world (2860 carats) is displayed at the Imperial Palace in Vienna. The oldest zoological garden in the world is Tiergarten Sch�nbrunn, in Vienna, founded in 1772. About 50% of Austrian men are overweight. 62% of Austria's land is covered by the Austrian Alps. Austria has 13 peaks above 3000 meters. The Krimmler Wasserfalle are Europe's tallest waterfalls. Austria's unemployment rate of 4.59% is the second lowest in the EU (European Union.) Austrians (on average) work 45 hours a week - more than any other European country. The Austrian Flag, circa 1945 largest emerald in the world is located in Austria! The oldest zoo is located in Austria! Traditional Austrian Men's clothes: lederhosen! A mountain called, Klein Matterhorn! The Krimmler Wasserfalle! Tourists in Austria! On average Austrians work 45 hours per week!