Vienna is the national capital of Austria. Vienna stands as the largest and most populous city on an area of 414.78 km sq. The population of the city is the 6th largest and after Berlin, Vienna has the most German Speaking people. It was titled as the most prosperous city in the world by UN-Habitat in 2013.
Vienna is known for its culture of innovation and urban planning conferences. It considered a suitable destination to host international congresses and conventions. More than 6.8 million tourists visit Vienna every year. Its European Music Centre, City Hall and State Opera make Vienna a feast to the eyes and ears. Among hundreds of cities in the world, Vienna is the queen of “Quality of Living Survey “.
Data and facts
- With 1,700 acres of vineyards and 320 vintners, Vienna is famous for producing quality wine.
- Tiergarten Schönbrunn, the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo with Baroque architecture and is home to 700 different animal species.
- 400,000 m3 of fresh spring water enters the city from pipelines from two mountains.
- The population of Vienna is 1,888 million.
- As of 2017, the GDP of Vienna is €94 billion.
- Café Sacher in Vienna serves over 20 varieties of coffee.
- Among the top 10 classical composers in history, 4 of them were from Vienna.
Vienna is governed by multiple departments and all its actions are supervised by the members serving in the leading government offices of the city. Vienna made its federal constitution in 1920 and announced itself as the federal state.
Vienna has 23 districts that together hold the elections for A District Assembly. The maintenance budget of schools and parks is handled by the City Hall. The places or buildings including the Rathaus, the Burgtheater, the University, the Parliament, the twin museums of natural history and fine art, and the Staatsoper forms the heart of Vienna.
Vienna has a gross regional product of EUR 47,200 per capita that makes it one of the wealthiest cities of the European Union. Around 8,300 new companies have emerged since 2004 and the city started a start-up hub of its own.
Since 2014, 1,329 research facilities have been set up and the science, research, and technological industries have grown bigger and better with 40,400 employed personnel. Boehringer Ingelheim, Octapharma, Ottobock and Takeda play the lead start-ups globally. Therefore, giving Vienna the top rank in 2019 PeoplePerHour Start-up Cities Index. Vienna has also met the EU target of 3.0% by 2020.
According to the reports of 2018, the employed population of Vienna is 848,531. 200 multinational company have set their headquarters in Vienna.
And 100,000 businesses are leaders in their field and contribute to the economic market of the city. Over 20 universities educate 200,000 students and thus make the best of the universities. It is also a hub of international banks.
Kapsch, Beko Engineering & Informatics, air traffic control experts Frequentis, Cisco Systems Austria, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Austria, IBM Austria, and Samsung Electronics Austria are the renowned and biggest firms of Vienna. The city has 8,962 business flourishing in the IT sector and the workforce that was 64,223 until 2012 has been expanding since.
Its Central Railway station is a halt for 1100 trains with over 145,000 passengers.
Seestadt Aspern of the 5-hectare artificial lake, offices, parks, etc is Europe’s largest urban expansion project. Moreover, Hoho Wien stands as the highest wooden skyscraper that was built in just 3 years. Vienna has a long-term goal to reduce its traffic from 28% to 15% by 2050 and for the same, it has adopted Smart City Wien Framework Strategy 2050. Therefore, be a leading smart city in the world.
Another goal is to set up a huge number of research and innovation hubs by 2050. Vienna also has a large shopping center that has over 90 shops and restaurants and attracts a massive crowd.
Social Wellness and Human Resources
Vienna’s Liechtenstein Museum and few other museums depict its culture, tradition and the predicaments of the war. They also celebrate the achievements of the war heroes and the survival of the city from two world wars. Few other museums are the Albertina, the Military History Museum, the Technical Museum, the Burial Museu. They all celebrate the art and technology of the city.
Vienna is the capital of the balls which celebrates 450 balls per year and serves as the major attraction center. Besides, it is the city where famous writers such as Karl Leopold von Möller and Stefan Zweig, famous musicians like Louie Austen, Alban Berg, Falco have made their name and entertained a multitude of population.
Vienna has given the world the finest actors in the History such as Hedy Lamarr, Christoph Waltz, John Banner, Christiane Hörbiger, Eric Pohlmann, Christine Buchegger, Mischa Hausserman, Senta Berger and Christine Ostermayer.
Vienna has been given recognition in sports by the numerous football teams. And is the founder of the European Handball Federation. It also has founded Austria’s oldest rugby clubs. It also hosts a City Marathon to encourage the people for a healthy lifestyle and witness over 10,000 participants each year.