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President Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Amb. of Austria H.E. Thomas Schlesinger in State House

H.E. Thomas Schlesinger, Ambassador of Austria, has presented his Letter of Credence to President Buhari at State House.

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of 9 federated states (Bundesländer), one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city.

Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy with a directly elected Federal President as head of state and a Chancellor as head of the federal government. It is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms.

Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955 and joined the European Union in 1995. It signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995.

COUNTRY PROFILE

CAPITAL:VIENNA
INDEPENDENCE:
(First Republic Proclaimed)
12th November, 1918
LANGUAGE: German
POPULATION:8,902,600 people
(2020 Mid-year)
GDP:$446,315 billion (2019)
CURRENCY:Euro
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