What is Vienna?

  • (noun): The capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss.
    Synonyms: Austrian capital, capital of Austria


Vienna (/viːˈɛnə/; German: Wien, Austro-Bavarian: Wean) is the capital and the largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.731 million (2.4 million within the metropolitan area, more than 25% of Austria's population), and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 9th-largest city by population in the European Union. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I the city had 2 million inhabitants. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Virgil Widrich - Exhibitions
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Vienna, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 461 households of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Wilhelm Alzinger - Works
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