Aldein

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Aldein
Comune
Gemeinde Aldein
Comune di Aldino
Coat of arms of Aldein
Coat of arms
Aldein is located in Italy
Aldein
Aldein
Location of Aldein in Italy
Coordinates: 46°22′N 11°21′E / 46.367°N 11.350°E / 46.367; 11.350Coordinates: 46°22′N 11°21′E / 46.367°N 11.350°E / 46.367; 11.350
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Radein (Redagno)
Government
 • Mayor Christoph Matzneller
Area
 • Total 63.2 km2 (24.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,225 m (4,019 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,664
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym Italian: di Aldino
German: Aldeiner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Aldein (Italian: Aldino) is a comune or Gemeinde (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,664 and an area of 63.2 square kilometres (24.4 sq mi).[1]

Aldein borders the following municipalities: Bronzolo, Carano, Daiano, Montan, Deutschnofen, Auer, Truden and Varena.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Aldein contains the frazione (subdivision) Radein (Redagno).

History[edit]

Origin[edit]

A settlement called Aldinum is mentioned for the first time in 1177, in 1185 the name appears as Alden.[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat of arms is divided party per fess; on the top are two quarter-circle, azure on argent background that represents the Weisshorn. The lower part shows the argent cross of Saint Andrew shortened that represent the four original hamelets on a gules background as the mountain of porphirite. The arms were adopted in 1969. [3]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.07%of the population speak German, 1.74% Italian and 0.19% Ladin as first language.[4]

Language 1991 2001[5] 2011[4]
German 98.84% 98.38% 98.07%
Italian 0.97% 1.37% 1.74%
Ladin 0.19% 0.25% 0.19%

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Egon Kühebacher (1991), Die Ortsnamen Südtirols und ihre Geschichte, Bozen: Athesia, p. 26
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Aldin
  4. ^ a b "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. 
  5. ^ Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 16, table 10

External links[edit]

Media related to Aldein at Wikimedia Commons