Vienna guide

Vienna is host to many major international organizations such as the United Nations and OPEC. Vienna lies in the very east of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site[3] and in 2005 an Economist Intelligence Unit study of 127 world cities ranked it first equal with Vancouver for the quality of life.

Due to industrialization and immigration from other parts of the Empire, the population of Vienna increased sharply during its time as capital of Austria-Hungary (1867-1918). In 1910, Vienna had more than 2 million inhabitants, and was one of the six largest cities in the world.

At the turn of the century, Vienna was the second largest Czech city, after Prague. However, after World War I, many Czechs and Hungarians returned to their ancestral countries, resulting in a decline in the Viennese population. At the height of the migration, about one-third of the Viennese population was of Slavic or Hungarian. By 2001, only 16% of people living in Vienna had nationalities other than Austrian, nearly half of whom were from the former Yugoslavia, primarily the Serbs.

Vienna lies in eastern Austria, at the easternmost extension of the Alps in the Vienna Basin. The earliest settlement, at the location of today's inner city, were south of the meandering Danube while the city now spans both sides of the river. Elevation ranges from 151 to 542 m.


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    RT @ArchDaily: We've just learned that Austrian architect Hans Hollein has passed away in Vienna. He turned 80 only 25 days ago. http://t.c…

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  • Katherine Angel

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  • David

    Drinking a Vienna Lager by @dbbrewingco @ Isle of Wight, VA —

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