Austria Country Abbreviations

AT is the abbreviation for Austria, the 113th largest country in the world. Officially Republic of Austria, Austria is a country located in Central Europe, bordering 8 countries – Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Vienna is the capital city of Austria. Major cities are Vienna (population: 1,691,468), Graz (population: 222,326), Linz (population: 204,846), Salzburg (population: 153,377), Innsbruck (population: 132,493), Klagenfurt (population: 90,610), Villach (population: 58,882), Dornbirn (population: 49,278), Wiener Neustadt (population: 44,820), and Steyr (population: 38,331).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Vienna
  • Language: German
  • Area: 83,879 km2
  • Population: 8,857,960
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Time zone: UTC+1
  • Calling code: 43
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: AT
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: AUT
  • Internet TLD: .at
  • State Government Website: http://austria.gv.at

Map of Austria

List of Austria Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Austria are AT which stands for Austria and EUR which means Euro (Austria currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Austria, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

AT: Austria

Abbreviation Meaning
AUGA Acorn User Group Austria
ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria
AUAA ArchiCAD User Association Austria (est. 2001)
AAT Aseite Austria Tischler
AAFP Association of Austrian Film Producers
ANNUAL Austria
ACV Austria Center Vienna
AEIOU Austria Erit in Orbe Ultima
AGSS Austria Germany Slovenia Switzerland
ANK Austria Netto Kataloge
APA Austria Presse Agentur
ASG Austria Switzerland Germany
ATO Austria Ticket Online
AVMA Austria Vienna Mission Alumni
AWS Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
AEIOU Austriae Est Imperare Orbi Universo
AH Austria-Hungary
AAS Austrian Academy of Sciences
AAMV Austrian Aid for Mine Victims
AA Austrian Airlines
AA Austrian Alliance
AAMA Austrian American Mozart Academy
AAPR Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition
AAUTE Austrian Association for University Teachers of English
AAC Austrian Association of Cinematographers
AACI Austrian Association of Court Interpreters
AAA Austrian Automotive Association
ABA Austrian Biologists Association
ABI Austrian Biotech Industry
ABB Austrian Brass Band
ABCSG Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group
ABCSG Austrian Breast Cancer Study Group
BIT Austrian Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-Operation
ABCN Austrian Business and Convention Network
ABTA Austrian Business Travel Association
ACSA Austrian Cactus and Succulent Association
ACIB Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology
ACPA Austrian Civil Protection Association
ACDC Austrian Cluster Data Centre
ACA Austrian Consultants Association
ACMF Austrian Country Music Federation
ACCC Austrian Czech Cultural Cooperation
ADM Austrian Death Machine
AFTO Austrian Foreign Trade Organisation
AGGM Austrian Gas Grid Management
AHC Austrian Health Communication
AHP Austrian Help Program
AHCA Austrian Hobie Class Association
AHMS Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
AHP Austrian Hydro Power AG
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
AJCI Austrian Jewish Cemetery Index
AKMA Austrian Krav Maga Association
ALDIS Austrian Lightning Detection & Information System
ALO Austrian Literature Online
ALPAC Austrian Lobbying and Public Affairs Council
AMOC Austrian Macintosh Online Community
AMDA Austrian Medical Doctors Association
AMETS Austrian Mobile Equipment Tracking System
ANDA Austrian National Defense Academy
ANTO Austrian National Tourist Office
ANAR Austrian Network Against Racism
ANET Austrian Network for E-Tourism
ANWA Austrian Nordic Walking Association
AORA Austrian Offshore Racing Association
AOT Austrian Oil Technology
APIO Austrian Paintball Indoor Open
APPI Austrian Pension Performance Index
APOS Austrian Positioning System
APART Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology
ARTIST Austrian Radionavigation Technology and Integrated Satnav Services and Products Testbed
ARPER Austrian Railway Pictureteam
ARP Austrian Railway Pictureteam
ARTIS Austrian Real Time Interbank Settlement
ARCHIVE Austrian Research Centers GmbH
ARC Austrian Research Centers GmbH
ARCS Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf
ARPA Austrian Research Promotion Agency
ATS Austrian Shilling
ASM Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine
ASOCS Austrian Society for Cognitive Science
ASC Austrian Society for Cytometry
ASMET Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
ASESA Austrian Society of Experimental Strain Analysis
ASS Austrian Spine Society
ASSC Austrian Student Scholars Conference
ASPR Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
ASNS Austrian Study on Nutritional Status
ATMG Austrian Task Management Group
ATB Austrian Testing Board
ATP Austrian Thermal Power
ATX Austrian Traded Index
ATTC Austrian Traffic Telematics Cluster
AWISC Austrian Wireless Internet Service Center
ASRCS Austrian/Swiss Red Cross Society
AVCA Automobil Veteranen Club Austria
BAHRAIN Bank Austria
BACA Bank Austria Creditanstalt
CBVA Canicross Bikejoering Verband Austria
CAI Casinos Austria International
CAPT Casinos Austria Poker Tour
CARD Casinos Austria Research & Development
CIRCA Computer Incident Response Coordination Austria
CITA Conference for Internet and Technology Austria
CSCA CounterStrike Clan Austria
CISA Criminal Intelligence Service Austria
DHA Danube Hydro Austria
DACH Deutschland, Austria & Switzerland
ECRA Emission Certificate Registry Austria GmbH
FAK Fußballklub Austria Wien
GABCSA German-Austrian Business Council of South Australia
GAFDA German-Austrian Folk Dance Association
GAS Germany, Austria, Switzerland
GSA Germany, Switzerland, Austria
GWCA Gold Wing Club Austria
GRZ Graz, Austria – Thalerhof
HWA Hilfswerk Austria
LOWI Innsbruck Airport, Austria
INN Innsbruck, Austria – Kranebitten
IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Science
IIZ Internationales Interkommunales Zentrum (German: International Intercommunal Center; Grand Siegharts, Austria
ISPA Internet Service Providers Austria
JCA Jeep Club Austria
KLU Klagenfurt, Austria – Klagenfurt
KAA Kurier Aid Austria
LRCA Land Rover Club Austria
LISA Life Science Austria
LNZ Linz, Austria – Linz
MDLA Madrid de los Austrias
MFCA Marine-Funker-Club-Austria
A1 Mobilkom Austria
MALCA Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
MCCA Multi Computer Communications Austria
NATM New Austrian Tunneling Method
OAN Open Austrian Network
OMIG OSCE Mission to Georgia (est. 1992; Vienna, Austria)
OUK Osterreichische UNESCO -Kommission (German: Austrian UNESCO Commission)
PIA Pioneer Investments Austria
PTA Post and Telekom Austria
PMA Print Media Austria
RTCA Rail Technology Cluster Austria
RTA Rail Tours Austria
SZG Salzburg, Austria – Salzburg
SNAP Secure NFC Application (radio communication protocol program; Graz, Austria)
STAT Statistics Austria
STY Styrian Airways, Austria
TAG Trans-Austria Gasleitung
TUGA TYPO3 User Group Austria
TGA Typographische Gesellschaft Austria
TYR Tyrolean Airways Austria
UUGA Unix User Group Austria
UAR Upper Austrian Research
VIE Vienna, Austria – Schwechat
WU Wirtschaftsuniversität University of Economics (Vienna, Austria)

Geography

Austria is a mainland state in Central Europe. The landscape can be divided into three parts. The Alps mountain range characterizes the country’s western and central areas. To the north lies the Bohemian massif, which consists of hills and forest landscapes. In the east, the landscape is characterized by lowlands and steppes. The Danube, Europe’s second longest river, flows from west to east farthest northeast of the country. The river is used for hydropower and is an important waterway for trade. The climate varies according to the landscape. In the Alps there is a lot of rainfall, which in winter falls like snow. The temperature varies widely depending on the height. In the north and east the climate is continental, with hot summers and cold winters. Here there is relatively little rainfall. In the south, the climate is characterized by proximity to the Mediterranean. Here, summers are warmer than the rest of the country, and winters are milder.

The biggest environmental challenges in Austria are man-made. Emissions from industry, agricultural pesticides, and increasing road traffic have led to acid rain. The country has long worked to reduce emissions, but as of today, the acid rainfall has destroyed 25 percent of the country’s forest areas. Pollution of the country’s major rivers is another major problem.

History

Austria has been inhabited by various groups of people for thousands of years. From the year 15 BCE the area became part of the Roman Empire. In 962, Austria was established as a border state in the German-Roman Empire. The state became a barrier against the powerful Turkish people of the east. In 1276, the Habsburg family came to power in the country. The Habsburg family became one of the most powerful dynasties in Europe, and in 1526 the Habsburg family, the Bohemian (Western Czech) and the Hungarian kingdoms were united through marriage. After many years as Europe’s most powerful kingdom, several major wars led Austria to lose large territories. In 1867, Hungary and Austria were united in a double monarchy in which both countries should be equal. When the Austrian-Hungarian throne heir was shot down in an attack in 1914, this triggered the first world war.

During both world wars Austria was on the German side. As a result of the loss in World War I, Austria lost power over Hungary. Following the loss in World War II, Austria was divided into four occupation zones controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. The occupation lasted until 1955, when Austria promised to be foreign policy neutral in the future. Austria joined the EU in 1995.

Society and politics

Austria is a federal republic consisting of nine states. Each state has its own parliament and government and is led by a head of state. Austria’s head of state is a president who is elected every six years, but who mainly has a ceremonial role. The country’s executive power lies with a federal chancellor, who is the head of government. Parliament consists of two chambers: the National Council and the Federal Council. National Council representatives are elected directly for five years at a time. The Federal Council consists of representatives from the state parliaments. The voting age in the country is 16 years.

Immigration and the handling of refugees has become the most important political issue in Austria. The country has long had a strong ultra-conservative anti-immigration and anti-EU party. As the refugee flow to Europe increased in 2015, the party gained a lot of support. Since then, the fear of high immigration has spread to other parties in the country. Today, Austria has one of the strictest rules on immigration in Europe, and politics is characterized by conservative attitudes. Austria has a well-developed welfare system with sickness, old-age and unemployment insurance. The standard of living is very high and unemployment is low. Women are equal men in the country’s laws. Sexual minorities have good rights, and since 2013 same-sex couples have the right to adopt.

Economics and Commerce

Austria has a well-developed market economy and an educated population. The country’s economy is largely privatized, and there are no state-owned companies. The population has previously had to pay a lot of tax, but this has changed since the year 2000. Exports play an important role in the country’s economy. So does the service sector – especially tourism. The country is one of the largest tourist destinations in Europe, with almost 20 million visitors a year. The economy is closely linked to the EU, and especially Germany, which is the country’s main trading partner. Austria has benefited greatly from the fact that many Eastern European countries joined the EU in the 2000s. Austrian companies have moved factories to, and bought shares in, several Eastern European EU countries.

Nearly 43 per cent of Austria’s land is agricultural land. Grain, sugar beets, potatoes, corn and grapes are grown in the lower lying areas. Austria is one of Europe’s largest producers of organic farming. Despite a well-developed industry, extensive agricultural production and large exports, the country has a trade deficit (they import more than they export). However, tourism makes up for the trade deficit, and the state’s economy has enjoyed good continuous growth for decades.

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