Austria facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which two European capitals are the closest to each other?Vienna and Bratislava. Bratislava is only 60 kilometers (37.3 mi) from the Austrian capital Vienna. Before the Second World War, there was a regular fast tram service between the two.Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of Europe facts » Where is the headquarters of OPEC?In Vienna. OPEC was created in 1960 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It moved to Vienna, Austria in 1965.Created by: globalquiz.orgpolitics facts » Which country won the most medals in the alpine skiing competitions at the Olympic Games throughout the whole history?Austria. Of the total number of 397 medals awarded so far, Austria got 105, nearly twice as much as Switzerland, which comes second with 56 medals. Austrian dominance is not limited to the Olympic Games - Austrians won also nearly 30% of all Alpine Skiing World Cup races. Created by: globalquiz.orgskiing facts » Which country derives its name from the word "East"?Austria. The native name of Austria, Österreich, means 'Eastern Realm'. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. At the time, the Danube basin of present-day Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans. Created by: globalquiz.orgcountry names facts » Where is Niki Lauda from?Austria. Niki Lauda was born on 22 February 1949 in Vienna to a wealthy family. However, the wealth of his grandfather, Hans Lauda, did not help Niki in his careeer. His family disapproved his racing ambitions and Niki had to take bank loans to fund his trainings. He had his debts cleared in 1974, when Ferrari signed him for the Formula 1 team.Created by: Saorifamous people facts » Which country is Styria a part of?Austria. Styria is a region in southern part of Austria. The capital of Styria is Graz.Created by: globalquiz.orgWestern Europe facts » Which country is Carinthia a part of?Austria. Carinthia is a region in the southern Austria and northern Slovenia. The capital city of Carinthia is Klagenfurt.Created by: globalquiz.orgEurope facts » What is the second largest city in Austria, after Vienna?Graz. The four largest cities in Austria are Vienna (1.8 million), Graz (269,000), Linz (193,000) and Salzburg (146,000).Created by: globalquiz.orgcities facts » What did Niki Lauda do after the end of a career in F-1?He ran his own airline. Lauda Air Luftfahrt GmbH, branded as Lauda Air, was an Austrian charter airline based in Vienna, which was founded by Niki Lauda. In 1999 he sold his shares and the company merged with Austrian Airlines. At the end of 2003 he launched a second, competitive airline Niki.Created by: Krzysztof Moskalcar racing facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.