Austria is a country located in central Europe, bordered by Germany to the north, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the east, Hungary to the southeast, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Austria is known for its beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich culture. The capital of Austria is Vienna, which is located in the eastern part of the country. The official language of Austria is German, but many people also speak English and French. Austria is a predominantly Catholic country, with a mix of traditional and modern influences. Austria is a member of the European Union, and it is a major player in the global economy.