Vahrn (German pronunciation: [ˈfaːɐ̯n]; Italian: Varna [ˈvarna]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Vahrn
Gemeinde Vahrn
Comune di Varna
The court of the Abbey of Neustift in Vahrn
The court of the Abbey of Neustift in Vahrn
Location of Vahrn
Vahrn is located in Italy
Vahrn
Vahrn
Location of Vahrn in Italy
Vahrn is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Vahrn
Vahrn
Vahrn (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°38′E / 46.750°N 11.633°E / 46.750; 11.633Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°38′E / 46.750°N 11.633°E / 46.750; 11.633
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniNeustift (Novacella)
Government
 • MayorAndreas Schatzer
Area
 • Total70.1 km2 (27.1 sq mi)
Elevation
671 m (2,201 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total4,231
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Vahrner
Italian: di Varna
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39040
Dialing code0472
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Vahrn borders the following municipalities: Brixen, Klausen, Franzensfeste, Natz-Schabs, Sarntal and Feldthurns.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality of Vahrn contains the frazione (subdivision) Neustift (Novacella) and the valley of Schalders (Scaleres).

HistoryEdit

 
Parish church

Coat-of-armsEdit

The emblem is quartering: the first and the fourth of argent three fess nebuly azure; the second and the third of gules. It’s the arms of the Knights of Voitsberg which changed the name in Von Vahrn when they acquired the local castle, then destroyed in 1277. The emblem was granted in 1969.[3]

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 87.80% of the population speak German, 11.18% Italian and 1.02% 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. ^ Heraldry of the World: Vahrn
  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 Vahrn at Wikimedia Commons