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Formal Name: Republic of Austria
Local Name: Österreich
Local Formal Name: Republik Österreich
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Vienna (Wien)
Main Cities: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck
Population: 7,834,000 Area [sq.km]: 83,850
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
Flag Description: three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red
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What's New in Europe!Events & Festivals
London events highlights: Japanese crafts, ĎPop Artí and gardening all feature in Londonís cultural events calendar this summer and beyond.
Royal wedding dress at Buckingham Palace: A special exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer will recreate the day in 1947 when Princess Elizabeth - now Queen Elizabeth II - married the Duke of Edinburgh in a glittering ceremony at Londonís Westminster Abbey.Attractions
Shrewsbury recreates its summer season: Performances by Jools Holland, George Melly and Beverly Knight are among the 370 cultural and artistic events over 100 days at the 'Shrewsbury Summer Season' this year (May 19-Sept. 9).
Scotland’s oldest house marks 900 years: The longest continually inhabited house in Scotland is 900 years old. Once a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland (it hosted 27 monarchs over the years), the Stuarts of Traquair House supported Mary, Queen of Scots and the doomed Jacobite cause.News
Ceramics Festival in The Potteries: Designers, studio potters, experts and collectors will be making their way to The Potteries this autumn for the Stoke-on-Trent Ceramics Festival 2007 (Oct.5-7).
Macdonald Hotels transforms Cheshire golf venue: Three championship golf courses and the largest indoor golf academy in Europe at The Portal Golf Club venue are to be part of the new four star Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Cheshire when it opens in July.