Stilfs (German pronunciation: [ʃtɪlfs]; Italian: Stelvio [ˈstɛlvjo]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is located near the northern ramp of the Stelvio Pass.

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Gemeinde Stilfs
Comune di Stelvio
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Coat of arms of Stilfs
Coat of arms
Location of Stilfs
Stilfs is located in Italy
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Location of Stilfs in Italy
Stilfs is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Stilfs
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Stilfs (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°36′N 10°33′E / 46.600°N 10.550°E / 46.600; 10.550Coordinates: 46°36′N 10°33′E / 46.600°N 10.550°E / 46.600; 10.550
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniSulden (Solda)
Government
 • MayorFranz Heinisch
Area
 • Total140 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation
1,311 m (4,301 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total1,215
 • Density8.7/km2 (22/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Stilfser
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39029
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipality of Stilfs contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Sulden, Trafoi, Gomagoi.

HistoryEdit

 
Part of the famous Stelvio Pass

Coat-of-armsEdit

The emblem shows an or disc on sable background; inside the disc is a six leaves star of azure, vert and gules alternating. The star symbolize an ancient nightly custom in winter time. The emblem was granted in 1969.[3]

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 98.46% of the population speak German and 1.54% Italian as first language.[4]

Demographic evolutionEdit

Notable peopleEdit

  • Roland Thöni (born 1950 in Trafoi) is a former alpine ski racer. Competed in the downhill at the 1976 Winter Olympics, won by Franz Klammer.

See alsoEdit

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: Stilfs
  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 Stilfs at Wikimedia Commons