Mühlbach, South Tyrol

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Marktgemeinde Mühlbach
Comune di Rio di Pusteria
Mühlbach (Südtirol).jpg
Mühlbach is located in Italy
Location of Mühlbach in Italy
Coordinates: 46°48′N 11°40′E / 46.800°N 11.667°E / 46.800; 11.667Coordinates: 46°48′N 11°40′E / 46.800°N 11.667°E / 46.800; 11.667
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Maranzen (Maranza), Spinges (Spinga), Vals (Valles)
 • Mayor Christoph Prugger
 • Total 84.1 km2 (32.5 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 2,955
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Demonym German: Mühlbacher
Italian: di Rio Pusteria
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39037
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Mühlbach (Italian: Rio di Pusteria) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 km northeast of Bolzano.


View from Meransen into the Puster Valley.

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,955 and an area of 84.1 km².[1]

The municipality of Mühlbach contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Meransen (Maranza), Spinges (Spinga), Vals (Valles).

Mühlbach borders the following municipalities: Freienfeld, Franzensfeste, Natz-Schabs, Rodeneck, Pfitsch, and Vintl.



The emblem is crossed diagonally by an argent wavy stream on vert; at the top a water wheel and an argent donkey at bottom. The water wheel symbolizes the water mill once numerous in the area for the grinding; the donkey represents the pack animals used for the transport. The emblem was adopted in 1971.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 95.34% of the population speak German, 3.93% Italian and 0.73% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


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