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  1. Introduction
  2. The official currency of Austria
  3. Vienna's rank among the cities in the world
  4. History of Vienna
  5. Identity crisis after the First World War
  6. Vienna's emergence
  7. Culturally important places in Vienna
  8. The recognizable symbol of Vienna
  9. Conclusion
  10. Works cited

Vienna is the capital city of the Republic of Austria in the heart of Central Europe. Vienna is also the name of one of the nine state provinces, the rest of which are divided throughout Austria. The official language of the country is German and it is spoken in all of the nine states. Vienna, or Wien as it is written in German, is the largest and most populated city in Austria. It has a population of 2.5 million people, 1.7 of which live within the sector deemed as ?downtown.' Geographically, the city lies within the northeastern section of the country. The city, itself, lies within close proximity to Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Flowing through the city, and across the nation is the River Danube. Vienna is a global city because of its very central location within the European continent, its cultural significance and detailed historical past. It is globally recognized as a center of important cultural influence as it is the home of numerous multi-national corporations and governing bodies. More, though, it is Vienna's vast and colorful past seen still today in its gloriously preserved buildings juxtaposed against its impressive future as a modern European center for art and culture. Vienna and the Viennese people have stood the test of time, rebounding from devastating attacks by foreign wars, while remaining resilient, each time reemerging strong and more beautiful.

[...] The Cathedral has become a major tourist attraction, highlights include a tour of the catacombs which hold skeleton's dating back hundreds of years, allegedly, most of which belong to plague victims (Weber 1971, 861-863.) While Vienna is the largest city in Austria, it is still a relatively small city, in terms of population, in comparison to the leading cities of the world. Its greatest asset is its stature as a leading cultural center. Vienna has long been known for its music, opera and art. [...]

[...] ?Voting inconclusive so far in search for new I.A.E.A. chief.? International Herald Tribune March 2009. C.N.P.P. ?Vienna.? The Burlington Magazine, Vol No (Aug., 1957), p Giger, Andreas. ?Tradition in Post World-War-I Vienna: The Role of the Vienna State Opera from 1919-1924.? International Review of Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, Vol No (Dec., 1997), pp. 189-211. Lutz, Wolfgang, Hanika, Alexander. ?Vienna: A City beyond Aging.? Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol No (Jan., 1989), pp. 14-21. Mokre, Jan. Environs Map: Vienna and Its [...]

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