Tirol, South Tyrol

Tirol (German pronunciation: [tiˈroˑl]; Italian: Tirolo [tiˈrɔːlo]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

Tirol
Gemeinde Tirol
Comune di Tirolo
The village of Tirol
The village of Tirol
Location of Tirol
Tirol is located in Italy
Tirol
Tirol
Location of Tirol in Italy
Tirol is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Tirol
Tirol
Tirol (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°9′E / 46.683°N 11.150°E / 46.683; 11.150Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°9′E / 46.683°N 11.150°E / 46.683; 11.150
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniSt. Peter (San Pietro)
Government
 • MayorErich Ratschiller
Area
 • Total25.6 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Elevation
594 m (1,949 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total2,469
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Tiroler
Italian: tirolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39019
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 2,469 and an area of 25.6 square kilometres (9.9 sq mi).[3]

Tirol borders the following municipalities: Kuens, Algund, Merano, Moos in Passeier, Partschins, Riffian, and Schenna.

The name of the historical region of Tyrol stems from the Castle Tyrol, which is located in the village.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality of Tirol contains the frazione (subdivision) St. Peter (San Pietro).

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

The coat shows an eagle of gules on argent background, surmounted by a vert lime branch. The insignia has medieval origins and was the coat of the Counts of Tirol who took their name from Tirol Castle. The emblem was granted in 1970 when the branch was added.[4]

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 96.89% of the population speak German, 2.89% Italian and 0.22% Ladin as first language.[5]

Demographic evolutionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Heraldry of the World: Tirol
  5. ^ "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 Tirol, South Tyrol at Wikimedia Commons