Bad Vöslau

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Bad Vöslau
Coat of arms of Bad Vöslau
Coat of arms
Bad Vöslau is located in Austria
Bad Vöslau
Bad Vöslau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°13′E / 47.967°N 16.217°E / 47.967; 16.217Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°13′E / 47.967°N 16.217°E / 47.967; 16.217
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Baden
Government
 • Mayor Christoph Prinz
Area
 • Total 36.74 km2 (14.19 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 11,331
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2540
Area code 02252

Bad Vöslau is a spa town in the Lower Austria federal state of Austria. It is also known as the cradle of the Austrian red wine cultivation. Population (2008): 11,190.

Geography[edit]

Bad Vöslau is located 35 km south of Vienna.

History[edit]

In 1770, the Earl of Fries, whose vineyards were situated around Bad Vöslau, was the first from this region to grow red wine on a large scale. The red wine and the sparkling wine from Bad Vöslau were made famous worldwide by Robert Schlumberger.

In 1954, Bad Vöslau became a city and the brand "Vöslauer Stadtsiegel" was born.

On August 26, 1867, the Treaty of Vöslau was signed between the Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Serbia.

Populations[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 4,176 —    
1880 5,453 +30.6%
1890 6,330 +16.1%
1900 6,987 +10.4%
1910 7,799 +11.6%
1923 8,312 +6.6%
1934 8,602 +3.5%
1939 9,848 +14.5%
1951 9,166 −6.9%
1961 9,223 +0.6%
1971 10,204 +10.6%
1981 10,524 +3.1%
1991 11,055 +5.0%
2001 10,998 −0.5%
2011 10,309 −6.3%

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