Austria is predominantly characterised by its mountainous terrain, encompassing an area of nearly 84,000km². It is a landlocked country, sharing borders with 8 neighbouring countries. The highest peak, Grossglockner, reaches an elevation of 3,789m. With a population of 8.9 million, Austria has a population density of 106.1 people per km². 


of land covered

by protected areas


species protected

under EU law


habitats protected

under EU law