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Capital Wien (Vienna)
Language(s) German, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Italian
Religion Catholic
Population approximately 11,000,000
Annual Revenues about £600,000 (normalized in British pounds to allow comparison)

N.B: at the end of the war, with the acquisition of the Spanish Netherlands, the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Naples, the revenues of Austria quadrupled

Government Archduchy
Dependencies At the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, Archduke Leopold I of Austria was also the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and the German Nation. As such, he ruled a loose confederacy of German States. Leopold I was also King of Hungary and King of Bohemia.
Rulers 1657-1705: Leopold I

1705-1711: Joseph I
1711-1740: Charles VI

Army see the article Austrian Army
Navy none
Trade In the Mediterranean an Austrian Levant Company was trading with 14 cities from the port of Trieste. Austrians were also trading with Constantinople by the Danube and with Thessaloniki by land routes.


McEvedy, Colin: The Penguin Atlas of Modern History (to 1815), Harmondsorth: Penguin Books, 1972, pp. 54-61