Austria-Hungary 1867–1918

Austria History 1867–1918

The loss of supremacy in Germany forced the Habsburg monarchy to come to an understanding with the Magyars. F. F. Graf Beust, Foreign Minister since October 1866 and soon afterwards also Prime Minister, brought about the settlement with Hungary, which was decided on February 8, 1867 in Vienna (Treaty of June 12). Restored on February 27th, respectively, and on June 8th, Franz Joseph and Elisabeth were crowned King and Queen…

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Austria Population and Religion

Austria Population and Religion

The central landscape of Vorarlberg is the wide Rhine Valley, a tectonic depression shaped by the Rhine Glacier and graveled by the Alpine Rhine, which flows into eastern Lake Constance with a constantly growing delta. It forms the border between the Eastern and Western Alps. In the east, the limestones of the Bregenz Forest, embedded in flysch, rise with the karstified Hohen Ifen and the two Walser valleys (Large and…

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Vorarlberg, Austria

Vorarlberg, Austria

Vorarlberg is primarily characterized by a high degree of industrialization (strong export intensity) and the tourism sector. With a gross domestic product (GDP) per resident of (2016) € 44,700, it is in third place in a comparison of the federal states; Vorarlberg’s contribution to national GDP is 4.9% (2016). From the beginning of the 1960s a structural change took place in the structured economy of small and medium-sized enterprises; the…

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