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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a Federal Republic and landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe. It borders the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 km2. The terrain is very mountainous and lies in the Alps; only 32% of the country is under 500 m and the highest point is 3,798 m. The majority of the population speaks German's local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland-Croatian and Slovenian. Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy with nine federal states. The capital and largest city with over 1.8 million inhabitants is Vienna.