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Austria is a country in Europe with a population of nearly 9 million people. The country’s capital and largest city is Vienna. Known as a mostly mountainous country due to the presence of the Alps, Austria is recognized for its mountain villages, and beautiful capital city located along the Danube River. The country is also popular for birdwatchers, as you can find over 320 species of birds around the National Park Neusiedler See alone. Austria ranks among the top fourteen richest countries in the world with a high standard of living, consistently ranking in the top internationally on quality-of-life indicators, and a high literacy rate of over 95%. The country’s most important industries include food and luxury commodities, mechanical engineering and steel construction, chemicals, vehicle manufacturing, and tourism.