Bad Hall

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Bad Hall
Bad Hall Kath.Pfarrkirche hl.Erlöser Kirchenplatz 5 (01).JPG
Coat of arms of Bad Hall
Coat of arms
Bad Hall is located in Austria
Bad Hall
Bad Hall
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 14°12′00″E / 48.03333°N 14.20000°E / 48.03333; 14.20000Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 14°12′00″E / 48.03333°N 14.20000°E / 48.03333; 14.20000
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Steyr-Land
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Ruf (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,045
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4540
Area code 07258
Vehicle registration SE
Website www.bad-hall.ooe.gv.at

Bad Hall is a market town in the Steyr-Land district in central the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Its name, Bad Hall, means "salt bath," a reference to its long history of baths and spas. It is renowned for its saline springs, strongly impregnated with iodine and bromine. Although the springs have been known since the 8th century, Hall has been noted for them only since 1855, when the springs became the property of the government.[2]

Due to the saline springs tourism is well developed in Bad Hall. There are also some industrial companies (e.g. AGRU Kunststofftechnik) as well as oil exploration around Bad Hall (e.g. RAG AG).


Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,486 —    
1880 1,551 +4.4%
1890 1,502 −3.2%
1900 1,658 +10.4%
1910 1,870 +12.8%
1923 1,961 +4.9%
1934 2,075 +5.8%
1939 2,297 +10.7%
1951 3,343 +45.5%
1961 3,697 +10.6%
1971 4,051 +9.6%
1981 4,053 +0.0%
1991 4,250 +4.9%
2001 4,752 +11.8%
2011 4,804 +1.1%

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