Interesting Facts About Austria

September 17, 2009 | In: Countries facts

The name Austria derives from a Germanic word ‘austro’, meaning ‘east’.

The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. It dates from 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the Battle of Acre during the Third Crusade.

A mummified body from the Stone Age was found in the ice of the Otztal Alps, between Austria and Italy, in 1991.

The total population for the country is just over 8 million people, and barely growing each year at a rate of .4 percent.

Austria’s largest natural lake is Lake Neusiedler.

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.

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