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A map of Austria Austria is dominated by the Alps, the soaring, jagged mountain range that makes up almost two-thirds of the country. In northern and eastern Austria, the land flattens out. The rolling lowlands of the Danube valley are where most of the country’s farmland, cities and industries are found. In the east, the lake, Neusiedler See, straddles the border with Hungary. Austria’s lowlands are warm in summer and cold in winter, while high up in the Alps, temperatures are cooler all year round. 

All Austrian men over the age of 18 have to join the army for a minimum of six months.

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