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Fun Facts!

Fun Facts

Interested in learning about the quirks of Austria? You've come to the right place!

  • 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´┐Żnbrunn, 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!