Hallstatt

municipality in Austria

Hallstatt is a village in Upper Austria. Currently, a little over 900 people live there. It is in the Salzkammergut, a mountain regionin Austria. It lies on a lake.

Hallstatt
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Coat of arms of Hallstatt
Coat of arms
Hallstatt is located in Austria
Hallstatt
Hallstatt
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°33′43″N 13°38′56″E / 47.562°N 13.649°E / 47.562; 13.649Coordinates: 47°33′43″N 13°38′56″E / 47.562°N 13.649°E / 47.562; 13.649
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictGmunden
Government
 • MayorAlexander Scheutz (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total59.83 km2 (23.10 sq mi)
Elevation
511 m (1,677 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total778
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4830
Area code06134
Vehicle registrationGM
Websitewww.hallstatt.at

Because of its position, Hallstatt could only be reached by boat (or by using narrow, difficult mountain trails) for a long time. At the end of the 19th century a road was built. Despite this, even in the Neolithic people might have lived there. This is because there is a lot of natural salt there. In 1846, Johann Georg Ramsauer (a salt miner) found a cemetery from the neolithic age just above the village. A cultural epoch in Europe is named after this. It is called Hallstatt culture. Other finds in the region include a Shoe-last celt (a special kind of wedge, probably used to treat wood). A blacksmith site has also been excavatzed.

Today, the village lives mainly on tourism. There is a copy of the village in China.

ReferencesEdit

  • "China Unveils A Knockoff Version Of An Entire Austrian Village". 6/4/2012. Retrieved 09/14/2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  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.