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Location: Central Europe, north of Italy
Population: 8.0 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Vienna
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Maine
Religions: Roman Catholic 85 percent, Protestant 6 percent, other 9 percent
Landscape: Towering Alps stretch across western, southern and central parts of country; also mirrorlike lakes, thick forests
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1912

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Thursday, Feb. 19: Maier Wins Second Gold in Slalom
Monday, Feb. 16: Maier Roars to Gold in Super-G
Friday, Feb. 13: Reiter Wins Gold in Men's Combined

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