Bad Vigaun

Bad Vigaun is a municipality and spa town in the district of Hallein, in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Bad Vigaun
View from hilltop above St. Margarethen
View from hilltop above St. Margarethen
Coat of arms of Bad Vigaun
Coat of arms
Bad Vigaun is located in Austria
Bad Vigaun
Bad Vigaun
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°40′N 13°08′E / 47.667°N 13.133°E / 47.667; 13.133Coordinates: 47°40′N 13°08′E / 47.667°N 13.133°E / 47.667; 13.133
CountryAustria
StateSalzburg
DistrictHallein
Government
 • MayorFriedrich Holztrattner (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total17.55 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Elevation
484 m (1,588 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,091
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5424
Area code0662
Vehicle registrationS
Websitewww.badvigaun.salzburg.at/

GeographyEdit

Bad Vigaun, formerly known simply as Vigaun, is located in the historic Tennengau region, about 15 km (9.3 mi) south of the state capital Salzburg. The municipal area stretches from the Hagen Mountains, the Tennen Mountains and the Untersberg massif in the west to the Osterhorn Group of the Salzkammergut Mountains in the east. It comprises the cadastral communities of Rengerberg and Vigaun.

The municipality has access to the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway line and the S-Bahn Salzburg network at Bad Vigaun station as well as to the Tauern Autobahn (A10) at the Hallein junction.

HistoryEdit

 
Parish church

The settlement of Vicone (Figun) was first mentioned in a 748 deed. Possibly derived from Latin: vicus, the place was already settlet in Roman times, when the area was part of the Noricum province. The local parish was documented in land register issued by Bishop Arno of Salzburg in the late 8th century. The present-day Late Gothic church building, dedicated to Saint Dionysius, was erected from 1488 to 1516.

Hot springs in Vigaun were drilled in 1976. The municipality was awarded the official status of a spa town (Bad) by resolution of the Salzburg state government in 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.