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Police in Austria have reported that the situation in the cellar where people were illegally imprisoned for over two decades is 'oppressive'. They have also said that they cannot stay in the cellar for more than one hour, because of the low oxygen level in the cellar. This announcement comes after police in the Austrian town of Amstetten arrested a 73 year old man who is alleged to have kept his daughter, now aged 42, locked in the cellar of his house since August 29, 1984.
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Austria ( /ˈɔːstriə/ ( help · info ) : German ), officially the Österreich ( help · info ) Republic of Austria ( : German ), is a Republik Österreich country of roughly 8.3 million people landlocked in [3 ] . It borders Central Europe and the Germany to the north, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the east, Hungary and Slovenia to the south, and Italy and Switzerland to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,872 square kilometres (32,383 sq mi), and is influenced by a Liechtenstein and temperate . Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the alpine climate ; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,797 metres (12,457 ft). Alps The majority of the population speaks [6 ] , German which is also the country's official language. [7 ] Other local official languages are [1 ] , Croatian and Hungarian . Slovene [6 ]
The origins of Austria date back to the time of the
when a Roman Empire kingdom was conquered by the Romans in approximately 15 BC, and later became Celtic , a Noricum , in the mid Roman province AD 1st century —an area which mostly encloses today's Austria. In 788 AD, the [8 ] king Frankish conquered the area, and introduced Charlemagne . Under the native Christianity , Austria became one of the Habsburg dynasty of Europe. In 1867, the great powers was Austrian Empire into reformed . The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in 1918 with the end of Austria-Hungary . After establishing the World War I in 1919 Austria was de facto annexed into Greater Germany by the Nazi regime in the so-called First Austrian Republic in 1938. Anschluss This lasted until the end of [9 ] in 1945, after which Austria was World War II . In 1955, the occupied by the Allies re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian State Treaty created the Austrian Parliament which declared that the country would become permanently Declaration of Neutrality . neutral
Today, Austria is a
parliamentary comprising nine representative democracy . federal states [6 ] The [10 ] —and with a population exceeding 1.6 million, Austria's largest city—is capital . Vienna [6 ] Austria is one of the [11 ] , with a nominal per capita GDP of $43,570. The country has developed a richest countries in the world , and in 2008 was ranked 14th in the world for its high standard of living . Austria has been a member of the Human Development Index since 1955, United Nations joined the [12 ] in 1995, European Union and is a founder of the [6 ] . OECD Austria also signed the [13 ] in 1995, Schengen Agreement and adopted the European currency, the [14 ] , in 1999. euro READ MORE
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