Mals (German pronunciation: [mals]; Italian: Malles Venosta [ˈmallez veˈnɔsta]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland and Austria.

Mals
Gemeinde Mals
Comune di Malles Venosta
Mals.jpg
Coat of arms of Mals
Coat of arms
Location of Mals
Mals is located in Italy
Mals
Mals
Location of Mals in Italy
Mals is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Mals
Mals
Mals (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniBurgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo)
Government
 • MayorUlrich Veith
Area
 • Total246.7 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,051 m (3,448 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total5,092
 • Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German:Malser
Italian: mallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39024
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

The emblem is party per fess: the upper of gules a fess argent, at the bottom or three gules circles arranged in a triangle upside-down. It is the combination of coats of arms of the House of Austria and Medici. The emblem was adopted in 1928.[3]

GeographyEdit

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,092 and an area of 246.7 square kilometres (95.3 sq mi).[4]

Mals borders the following municipalities: Graun im Vinschgau, Glurns, Laas, Scuol (Switzerland), Schnals, Sent (Switzerland), Schlanders, Schluderns, Sölden (Austria), and Taufers im Münstertal.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality of Mals contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Burgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), and Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo).

Climate and TemperatureEdit

Climate data for Mals ITA, 2009–2018 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3
(37)
3
(37)
7
(45)
13
(55)
19
(66)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
20
(68)
17
(63)
12
(54)
4
(39)
24
(75)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
1.2
(34.2)
3.0
(37.4)
7.6
(45.7)
14.6
(58.3)
20.4
(68.7)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.6
(54.7)
5.9
(42.6)
1.9
(35.4)
22.6
(72.7)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−3.9
(25.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.6
(36.7)
7.3
(45.1)
12.9
(55.2)
16.0
(60.8)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
6.2
(43.2)
0.4
(32.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
5.1
(41.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.7
(16.3)
−8.8
(16.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37.0)
7.9
(46.2)
10.5
(50.9)
10.5
(50.9)
6.8
(44.2)
2.0
(35.6)
−3.2
(26.2)
−7.3
(18.9)
0.4
(32.7)
Average low °C (°F) −13.3
(8.1)
−13.7
(7.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37.0)
4.9
(40.8)
5.1
(41.2)
1.9
(35.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−11.2
(11.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −24.4
(−11.9)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−15.8
(3.6)
−10.1
(13.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
0.0
(32.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
−12.0
(10.4)
−17.1
(1.2)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−27.5
(−17.5)
Record low °C (°F) −32.0
(−25.6)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−11.0
(12.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.0
(21.2)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−34
(−29)
−26
(−15)
−34
(−29)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 16.37
(0.64)
18.50
(0.73)
18.43
(0.73)
25.90
(1.02)
30.85
(1.21)
32.41
(1.28)
29.00
(1.14)
32.83
(1.29)
35.02
(1.38)
53.43
(2.10)
31.29
(1.23)
21.66
(0.85)
345.67
(13.61)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 13.5
(5.3)
15.5
(6.1)
14.5
(5.7)
20.1
(7.9)
19.8
(7.8)
8.3
(3.3)
1.3
(0.5)
3.2
(1.3)
14.0
(5.5)
31.2
(12.3)
23.4
(9.2)
16.4
(6.5)
181.3
(71.4)
Average relative humidity (%) 90.9 92.7 92.6 92.4 89.6 81.7 77.8 79.8 81.2 83.4 89.0 85.9 86.4
Source: World Weather Online[5]

Mals has a cool, wet climate. Frost is common from October to May and is even recorded in the summer, although temperatures below -1C are rare from June to September. Most winter days fail to rise above freezing. Summer is generally mild, but most summers see temperatures rise above 20C on several days.

TransportationEdit

The commune is the northern terminus of the train from Meran. The trip from Merano takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Trains depart hourly. There is also local bus service between Mals and Schlanders.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 96.92% of the population speak German, 3.00% Italian and 0.08% Ladin as first language.[7]

Demographic evolutionEdit

 

GalleryEdit

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. ^ Heraldry of the World: Mals
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  5. ^ "Mals, Italy Weather Averages". World Weather Online. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "SII Timetables". SAD Trasporto Locale S.p.A. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  7. ^ "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.

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