Famous People From Austria

Austria happens to be a landlocked country in central Europe and is surrounded by a whole lot of countries around it. Vienna is the capital of the country, and it is a favorite tourist destination for someone who loves the Alps along with the adventure of mountaineering. The population of the country is estimated to be around 8, 10,000 million. Though it is a small country, it is densely populated with the towns and cities as most of the population are Germans.

It has a strong musical culture that is influenced by the neighboring countries. The main religion is Christianity with about 70 % of the population picking it up. Though in recent times, the country is seeing an increase in the number of Muslims.

There are many politicians and leaders in the internal politics as well as authors and scientists belong to this small country. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American born actor and a politician who served as the governor of California for two terms. He was a body building freak and had started training at the age of 15 years. There are a lot of movies he has worked in and created new record on the box office.

With close to 60 % of the country under The Alps, winter sports are the major sporting attraction and draws in the crowd from all over the world. For this reason, major winter sporting events are held here, and the sports freaks will be more than happy to know that skating and curling are also on offer. The roads in Austria are well maintained, and one would find a lot of pleasure in driving here. An international driver’s license is required for people who visit this place from other parts of Europe. The rules are pretty strict, and you would be not surprised to the fact that for over speeding fines are imposed in a matter of seconds.