Vienna is one of the nine states of Austria, and is also the capital of the country. It is called Wien in German. The city is home to 1.7 million people and is the most important city of Austria. Around 2.3 million people live in the metropolitan area as well, which makes Vienna Austria’s largest city as well as the hub for economy, culture, and politics. In the European Union, it ranks tenth among all the other cities with respect to population. It is also ranked third with respect to the standard of living of the people and can be compared on this front with Vancouver. A lot of international and national agencies have their offices in the city, such as the United Nations, OPEC, and the International Atomic Energy Agency which is located inside the Vienna International Center. Besides the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna International Center situated near the River Danube also has other major international offices inside it.
The city is positioned on the most eastern part of Austria which makes it close to Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. It was in the year 2001 that UNESCO declared the city center to be a World Heritage Site.
The climate of Vienna can be classified as being a temperate climate. The summer season is warm with temperatures ranging from the high seventies to the low sixties in the day and night respectively. The winter season on the other hand is cold with temperatures ranging from the mid thirties to the upper twenties in the day and night respectively.
There are twenty three districts which are a part of Vienna. These districts do not have any direct powers as do the other Austrian districts, but are just there for administrative purposes only. They are nothing but the subdivisions of the city administration. But the district representatives do have some amount of political power in some areas, for example traffic and planning. These powers are given through district level elections.