Algund

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This article is about the municipality in Italy. For the character of Tolkien's legendarium, see Algund (Middle-earth).
Algund
Comune
Gemeinde Algund
Comune di Lagundo
Algund (Südtirol) von oben.JPG
Algund is located in Italy
Algund
Algund
Location of Algund in Italy
Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°8′E / 46.683°N 11.133°E / 46.683; 11.133Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°8′E / 46.683°N 11.133°E / 46.683; 11.133
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Aschbach (Riolagundo), Forst (Foresta), Mitterplars (Plars di Mezzo), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Oberplars (Plars di Sopra) and Vellau (Velloi)
Government
 • Mayor Ulrich Gamper
Area
 • Total 23.6 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 4,837
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym German: Algunder
Italian: lagundesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39022
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website
The new St Joseph's Church in Algund

Algund (Italian: Lagundo) is a Gemeinde (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 4,837 and an area of 23.6 square kilometres (9.1 sq mi).[1]

Algund borders the following municipalities: Lana, Marling, Merano, Naturns, Partschins, Plaus and Tirol.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Algund contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Aschbach (Riolagundo), Forst (Foresta), Mitterplars (Plars di Mezzo), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Oberplars (Plars di Sopra) and Vellau (Velloi).

History[edit]

Place name[edit]

The name apud Algunde (Latin for close to Algund) appears for the first time in 994.[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is a barrel of wine, overhanged by a vine-shoot of black grapes, on or bordered by an argent and gules crown gear. The barrel and grapes symbolize the viticulture practiced in the area, the argent and gules indented frame represents the membership to the Tyrol. The emblem was adopted in 1970. [3]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 85.17% of the population speak German, 14.58% Italian and 0.25% Ladin as first language.[4]

Language 2001[5] 2011[4]
German 86.81% 85.17%
Italian 12.93% 14.58%
Ladin 0.26% 0.25%

Demographic evolution[edit]

  • note: after 1921 the frazione Forst was switched from Marling to Algund.

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. 27
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Algund
  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 Algund at Wikimedia Commons