Welschnofen

Welschnofen (German pronunciation: [vɛlʃn̩'oˑfn̩]; Italian: Nova Levante [ˈnɔːva leˈvante]) is a comune (municipality) in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of the city of Bolzano.

Welschnofen
Gemeinde Welschnofen
Comune di Nova Levante
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Location of Welschnofen
Welschnofen is located in Italy
Welschnofen
Welschnofen
Location of Welschnofen in Italy
Welschnofen is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Welschnofen
Welschnofen
Welschnofen (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°26′N 11°33′E / 46.433°N 11.550°E / 46.433; 11.550Coordinates: 46°26′N 11°33′E / 46.433°N 11.550°E / 46.433; 11.550
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
Government
 • MayorMarkus Dejori
Area
 • Total50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Elevation
1,182 m (3,878 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2017)[2]
 • Total1,945
 • Density38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Welschnofner
Italian: novalevantini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39056
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

The escutcheon is party per quarterly: the 1st and the 4th represent an or rampant lion on sable, the arms of the Judge Bartlmä von Pretzenberg which has had an estate in the municipality. In the 2nd and 3rd quarter an azure mountain is surmounted by an argent pretzels on gules. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[3]

GeographyEdit

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,910 and an area of 50.8 square kilometres (19.6 sq mi).[4]

The municipality includes the village of Karersee, named after the nearby alpine lake by the same name, Karersee.

Welschnofen borders the following municipalities: Karneid, Moena, Deutschnofen, Predazzo, Sèn Jan di Fassa and Tiers.

SocietyEdit

According to the 2011 census, 94.00% of the population speak German, 5.53% Italian and 0.47% Ladin as first language.[5]

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: Welschnofen
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  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.

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