Lajen (German pronunciation: [ˈlaˑjən]; Italian: Laion [laˈjon]; Ladin: Laion/Laiun) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Lajen
Gemeinde Lajen
Comune di Laion
Church of Our Lady
Church of Our Lady
Location of Lajen
Lajen is located in Italy
Lajen
Lajen
Location of Lajen in Italy
Lajen is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Lajen
Lajen
Lajen (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniAlbions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza), Tschöfas (Ceves)
Government
 • MayorStefan Leiter
Area
 • Total37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
1,093 m (3,586 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total2,610
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German:Lajener
Italian: laionesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39040
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,610 and an area of 37 square kilometres (14 sq mi).[3]

Lajen borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Kastelruth, Klausen, Urtijëi, Villanders, Villnöß and Waidbruck.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality of Lajen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Albions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza) and Tschöfas (Ceves).

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 89.93% of the population speak German, 3.93% Italian and 6.14% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolutionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". Astat Info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lajen at Wikimedia Commons