Lana, South Tyrol
Comune di Lana
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Völlan (Foiana), Pawigl (Pavicolo), Ackpfeif (Acquaviva)|
|• Mayor||Dr Harald Stauder|
|• Total||36 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Lana is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is situated in the Etschtal (Etsch Valley) between Bolzano and Merano and at the entrance to the Ultental. The population rose to 11,206 in 2010.
It is one of the three municipalities of South Tyrol whose name remained unchanged by the early 20th-century renaming programme which aimed at replacing mostly German place names with Italianised versions, the other two being Gais and Plaus.
The emblem represents a Teutonic cross of sable, on argent, and a gules rampant lion on it. The lion is the arms of the Counts of Brandis who played a role in the development of the village. The emblem was adopted in 1967. 
Notable people associated with Lana
Lana is a village which is divided into three parts: Oberlana, Mitterlana and Niederlana. It is a popular tourist spot offering sports such as tennis, football, golf, minigolf and ice-skating among others. During summer, locals and tourists alike enjoy swimming, hiking and cycling because there are a lot of good cycle paths.
- Olt, Reinhard (28 September 2000). "Am Eisack (Isarco) und an der Etsch (Adige) Namen in Südtirol wecken nationale Leidenschaften". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
- Heraldry of the World: Lana
- "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.
Media related to Lana at Wikimedia Commons
- (German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality