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Environment of Austria

In Austria, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 12.7% of the total energy use. Austria emits 7.8 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Austria is 314.


Total land area of Austria is 83,871 km2 (approx. 32,383 mi²). 39600 km2 of Austria's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 47% of all the land in the country.

Issues Austria faces

Currently Austria faces various issues, including some forest degradation caused by air and soil pollution, soil pollution results from the use of agricultural chemicals, air pollution results from emissions by coal- and oil-fired power stations and industrial plants and from trucks transiting Austria between northern and southern Europe.