Deutschnofen

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Deutschnofen
Comune
Gemeinde Deutschnofen
Comune di Nova Ponente
Deutschnofen - Deutschnofen.jpg
Deutschnofen is located in Italy
Deutschnofen
Deutschnofen
Location of Deutschnofen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°26′E / 46.417°N 11.433°E / 46.417; 11.433Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°26′E / 46.417°N 11.433°E / 46.417; 11.433
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Petersberg (Monte San Pietro), Sankt Nikolaus/Eggen (San Nicolò d'Ega)
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Daum (SVP)
Area
 • Total 112.0 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,898
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym German: Deutschnofner
Italian: di Nova Ponente
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Deutschnofen (Italian: Nova Ponente) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,898 and an area of 112.0 square kilometres (43.2 sq mi).[1]

Deutschnofen borders the following municipalities: Aldein, Bolzano, Bronzolo, Karneid, Laives, Welschnofen, and municipalities of Predazzo, Tesero and Varena in Trentino.

Deutschnofen also holds the villages of Rauth (Novale) and Obereggen. There is a church and several cafes and hotels.

The A22 motorway is located 15 kilometres (9 mi) from the village. Deutschnofen shares 7 km of the frontier with Trentino.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Deutschnofen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Petersberg (Italian: Monte San Pietro) and Sankt Nikolaus/Eggen (Italian: San Nicolò d'Ega).

Villages[edit]

Obereggen[edit]

Obereggen is a small tourist village belonging to the municipality of Deutschnofen. Located on the foot of the Latemar, Obereggen numbers 900 inhabitants. Another nearby mountain is the Schmieder (in the hamlet of Zapf).

There are at least three hotels in this borough, and a network of mountain bike and footpaths on Latemar side. There also are numerous cable-ways and ski lifts.

Sankt Florian[edit]

The very rural hamlet of Sankt Florian (Italian: San Floriano) is between the hamlet of Zapf and the centre of Obereggen. There are no hotels or shops, but the hamlet does feature guesthouses. There is a chapel (for the Saint Florian, this is the only chapel in Obereggen), and one paved road, as well as a number of unpaved paths.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat of arms is party per fess of argent and gules crossed, from edge to edge, from a knotty sable branch. The color argent symbolizes the deposits of dolomite and the gules ones those of porphyry; the branch represents the woodiness of the municipality. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.42% of the population speak German, 2.33% Italian and 0.25% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 97.10% 97.42%
Italian 2.51% 2.33%
Ladin 0.39% 0.25%

Demographic evolution[edit]

Location of Deutschnofen within the Province of Bolzano-Bozen

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Deutschofen
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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 Deutschnofen at Wikimedia Commons