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Haydn Emperor Franz Joseph

Johann Strauss II Erwin Schrödinger Sigmund Freud

Bertha von Suttner

Bruno Kreisky Elfriede Jelinek
Joseph HaydnEmperor Franz JosephJohann Strauss IIErwin SchrödingerSigmund FreudBertha von SuttnerBruno KreiskyElfriede Jelinek
Total population

Over 10 million people.[1][2][3]

Regions with significant populations
 Austria        8 million
 United States 735,128 [4]
 Argentina 3,000
 Italy (mainly South Tyrol) 300,000 [5][6]
 Germany (mainly Bavaria) 230,000
 Canada 194,255 [7]
 Switzerland 80,000
 Australia 45,530 [8]
 United Kingdom 24,000
 South Africa 20,204
 Czech Republic (mainly South Moravia) 9,300
 Sweden 6,300
 Brazil 4,000
 Hungary (mainly Ödenburg, Budapest) 2,571 [9]
 Greece 1,800
 New Zealand 1,300
 Slovakia (mainly Pressburg) 331 [10]
 Slovenia 181 [11]

German (Standard: Austrian German; Dialects: Austro-Bavarian and Alemannic)

regional also: Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene[12]
Roman Catholic ca. 66%, Protestant ca. 4%, other or no religion (ca. 26%)
Related ethnic groups
Germanic peoples, Czechs,[13] Slovaks, Hungarians, Slovenes and Croatians[14]

Austrians are a nation and ethnic group. They are the people of the Republic of Austria and its historical states who share a common Austrian culture.

The English term Austrians was given to the people of Habsburg Austria from the 17th or 18th century. During the 19th century, it meant the citizens of the Empire of Austria (1804–1867). Until 1918 it was the citizens of Cisleithania, Austria-Hungary's western half.

Famous or notable Austrians include:

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Joseph Haydn
Johann Strauss II
Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1948

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Mountaineers[change | change source]

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Royalty[change | change source]

Franz Joseph I

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Personalities of the Nazi Party and regime[change | change source]

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  1. According to the CIA World Factbook - Austria - People: Ethnic Groups the percentage of ethnic Austrians in Austria is 91.1% meaning there are 7,463,714 ethnic Austrians in Austria.
  2. Census 2000: Ancestry - 730,336 people claimed Austrian descent; see also Austrian-Americans
  3. Statistics Canada 2001: Ethnic Origins - 147,585 claimed to be of Austrian ethnic origin.
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  12. CIA World Factbook - Austria - Languages
  14. The sound of success, Economist, Nov 22nd 2007
  15. The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heros: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  16. "Diving into troubled waters", Paul Kalina, The Age, November 24, 2005. Retrieved January 1, 2011.