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Gasthof Schafberg Alpe, Sankt Gilgen, Austria
Gasthof Schafberg Alpe, Sankt Gilgen, Austria

Saint Gilgen

Views from St Gilgen (Sankt Gilgen) a wonderfully charming town on the shore of Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) in the Salzkammergut region of Austria.
Photo by Paul Gilmore

AUSTRIA

Europe

AUSTRIA

Europe

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Key facts

Capital: Vienna

Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia

Government: Republic of Austria

Currency: euros (EUR)

Area: 83,871 sq km

Population: 8,884,864 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in southern Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 est.)

Religion: Catholic 57%, Eastern Orthodox 8.7%, Muslim 7.9%, Evangelical Christian 3.3%, other/none/unspecified 23.1% (2018 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +43

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