coat of arms
location of villach within carinthia
|coordinates: 46°37′n 13°51′e / 46°37′n 13°51′e / 46.617; 13.850||utc+2 (cest)|
villach (german pronunciation: [ˈfɪlax] (listen); slovene: beljak, italian: villaco, friulian: vilac) is the seventh-largest city in austria and the second-largest in the federal state of carinthia. it represents an important traffic junction for southern austria and the whole alpe-adria region. as of january 2018 , the population is 61,887.
together with other alpine towns villach engages in the alpine town of the year association for the implementation of the alpine convention to achieve sustainable development in the alpine arc.
in 1997, villach was the first town to be awarded alpine town of the year.