Wednesday, 14 October 2015

AUSTRIA - Republik Österreich

Officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by 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 square kilometres. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres , and its highest point is 3,798 metres. The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are HungarianBurgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Beautiful Christmas cover from my good friend Florian sent from Austria. He used nice Christmas thematic stamps and special postmarks too. Thank You Florian for the beautiful cover as Christmas gift.

This beautiful airmail cover sent by my good friend Dr.Florian from Austria. He is a cover collector too, Before I start cover collection i used to check his blog to see variety cavers from exotic countries. His collection inspired me a lot to start cover collection when I decided to stop banknote collection after reaching all countries currencies.He always send nice covers with variety postmark, I have received several.

Dr.Florian sent me another two perfect covers back with good postmark. Usually on Austrian stamps they write the country name as 'Osterreich' in German language. bute here you can see the country name is written as 'Austria' in English. There are some rare issues the country name written in English. Thank You Florian for the nice covers.

This beautiful airmail cover also sent by Dr.Florian . Thank You very much Florian for the big help .

These nice covers sent by my good friend Dr.Florian from different places in Austria. He always try to get special postmarks on cover. Thank You Florian for the nice covers.

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