|Elevation||373 m (1,224 ft)|
|Area||34.38 km2 (13.27 sq mi)|
|Population||1,694 (31 December 2004)|
|Density||49/km2 (127/sq mi)|
|Mayor||Stanislav Moravčík (HZDS-SMER SD)|
|Postal code||976 32|
The village lies at an altitude of 374 metres, but the altitude of the municipality ranges from 311 to 1,222 metres because it is partly situated in the Kremnické vrchy mountains. The municipality covers an area of 10.211 km².
Badín is best known for a primeval forest Badínsky prales, which is strictly protected by the state against any human activity since 1913. It has an area of 30.70 hectares and additional 23.75 hectares are protected as a buffer zone. Dominant tree species are fir (Abies alba), beech (Fagus sylvatica), maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), ash (Fraxinus excelsior), and elm (Ulmus glabra). On average, fir threes achieve an age of 350–400 years and beech trees 210–230 years in Badínsky prales. The biggest living fir tree is 46 m tall with a stem diameter of 148 cm. Several dead trees that have already fallen down are even bigger. The local fauna, still partially unexplored, includes red deer, roe deer, boar, brown bear, lynx, wild cat, fox, and marten.
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1232, when it was given by Hungarian kings to Zvolen. From 1580 to 1657 it had to pay tributes to the Ottoman Empire. In 1588, it was besieged by Turks. A lignite mine existed near the village from 1892 to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1944, the local population joined the anti-Nazi Slovak National Uprising and Badín became the headquarters of the 2nd Czechoslovak paratrooper brigade.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1725-1896 (parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1761-1859 (parish B), 1860-1916 (parish A)
- Census records 1869 of Badin are not available at the state archive.
- Municipal website
- Basic information about Badín (Slovak)
- Surnames of living people in Badin
- ""Badínsky prales" virgin forest - National nature reserve". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2012.