Kaltern an der Weinstraße

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Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Comune
Marktgemeinde Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Comune di Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino
General view of Kaltern's Marktplatz ("market square")
General view of Kaltern's Marktplatz ("market square")
The municipal area
The municipal area
Kaltern an der Weinstraße is located in Italy
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Location of Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Italy
Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°15′E / 46.417°N 11.250°E / 46.417; 11.250Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°15′E / 46.417°N 11.250°E / 46.417; 11.250
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Altenburg (Castelvecchio), Oberplanitzing (Pianizza di Sopra), Unterplanitzing (Pianizza di Sotto), St. Josef am See (San Giuseppe al Lago), St. Anton/Pfuss (San Antonio/Pozzo), St. Nikolaus (San Nicoló) and Mitterdorf (Villa di Mezzo)
Government
 • Mayor Gertrud Benin Bernard (Südtiroler Volkspartei)
Area
 • Total 47.9 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 7,592
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym German: Kalterer
Italian: caldaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39052
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Kaltern an der Weinstraße (Italian: Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino) is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 7,592 and an area of 47.9 square kilometres (18.5 sq mi).[1]

It is famous for its lake, the Kalterer See, and wine (Kalterersee Auslese or Lago di Caldaro scelto). The cuisine combines Italian and Tyrolean styles. The nearby Dolomites area is known for its hiking and climbing routes.

Kaltern borders the following municipalities: Eppan, Neumarkt, Tramin, Vadena, Amblar, Cavareno, Ruffrè-Mendola, and Sarnonico (the last four municipalities belong to the Trentino).

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Kaltern contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Altenburg (Castelvecchio), Oberplanitzing (Pianizza di Sopra), Unterplanitzing (Pianizza di Sotto), St. Josef am See (San Giuseppe al Lago), St. Anton/Pfuss (San Antonio/Pozzo), St. Nikolaus (San Nicoló) and Mitterdorf (Villa di Mezzo).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat of arms, used by the end of the 16th century, is a copper kettle with a handle on argent background. [2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 92.61% of the population speak German, 7.03% Italian and 0.36% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Kaltern
  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 Kaltern an der Weinstraße at Wikimedia Commons