Eppan an der Weinstraße

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Eppan
Comune
Gemeinde Eppan an der Weinstraße
Comune di Appiano sulla Strada del Vino
Eppan.jpg
Coat of arms of Eppan
Coat of arms
Eppan is located in Italy
Eppan
Eppan
Location of Eppan in Italy
Coordinates: 46°27′N 11°16′E / 46.450°N 11.267°E / 46.450; 11.267
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Frangart (Frangarto), Girlan (Cornaiano), Missian (Missiano), Montiggl (Monticolo), Perdonig (Predonico), St. Michael (San Michele), St. Pauls (San Paolo), Unterrain (Riva di Sotto)
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Trettl
Area
 • Total 59.7 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010[1])
 • Total 14,226
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym German: Eppaner
Italian: appianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39057, 39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Eppan an der Weinstraße (Italian: Appiano sulla Strada del Vino) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 14,226 and an area of 59.7 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi).[1]

Eppan borders the following municipalities: Andrian, Bolzano, Kaltern, Nals, Terlan, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix, Vadena, Cavareno, Fondo, Malosco, Sarnonico, and Ronzone.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Eppan contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Frangart (Frangarto), Girlan (Cornaiano), Missian (Missiano), Montiggl (Monticolo), Perdonig (Predonico), St. Michael (San Michele), St. Pauls (San Paolo), Unterrain (Riva di Sotto).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents the coat-of-arms of the farm Hocheppan owned by the Lords of Eppan since the 9th century. In the left side it is depicted half star with eight rays and the crescent moon to the right, both of or on azure background. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 86.23% of the population speak German, 13.29% Italian, and 0.48% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Culture[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Eppan
  3. ^ "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 links[edit]

Media related to Eppan an der Weinstraße at Wikimedia Commons