Vienna is the federal capital of the Republic of Austria and at the same time one of the nine Austrian federal states. With about 1.7 million inhabitants, the most populous metropolis in the republic, more than a quarter of all Austrians live in the Greater Vienna area with about 2.4 million people. In terms of its population, Vienna is the ninth largest city in the European Union.
The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) houses one of the four official headquarters of the United Nations. Other important international organizations based in Vienna are OPEC, the OSCE and the IAEA. The IAEA is also housed in the building complex of the UNO-City in the urban expansion area near the Danube. Due to its international political significance, Vienna is one of the Alpha World Cities. For centuries, the city of Vienna was the imperial capital and residence of the Habsburgs and thus, as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, a cultural and political center of Europe.
As the fourth largest city in the world after London, New York and Paris, Vienna had more than two million inhabitants around the year 1910. After the end of the First World War, however, Vienna had lost about a quarter of its inhabitants. The Old Town of Vienna, which is characterized by the Habsburg regency, as well as Schönbrunn Palace have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in addition to the Ferris Wheel in the Prater and other sights, a landmark of Vienna, towers over the city center as one of the tallest buildings in the city and as the metropolitan church. Since 2009, the city of Vienna has been distinguished by the highest quality of life in the world. The international Mercer study of 26. In May 2010, in which 221 metropolises were compared, it became known that Vienna was ranked first in the world for the second time in a row, followed by Zurich and Geneva in second and third place.
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