Lajen

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Lajen
Comune
Gemeinde Lajen
Comune di Laion
Church of Our Lady
Church of Our Lady
Lajen is located in Italy
Lajen
Lajen
Location of Lajen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Albions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza), Tschöfas (Ceves)
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Leiter
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 1,093 m (3,586 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 2,610
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym German:Lajener
Italian: laionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Lajen (Italian: Laion) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 km northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,610 and an area of 37 km².[1]

Lajen borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Kastelruth, Klausen, Urtijëi, Villanders, Villnöß and Waidbruck.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Lajen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Albions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza) and Tschöfas (Ceves).

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 89.93% of the population speak German, 3.93% Italian and 6.14% Ladin as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "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 Lajen at Wikimedia Commons