Naturns

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Naturns
Comune
Gemeinde Naturns
Comune di Naturno
Naturns
Naturns
Coat of arms of Naturns
Coat of arms
Naturns is located in Italy
Naturns
Naturns
Location of Naturns in Italy
Coordinates: 46°39′00″N 11°00′15″E / 46.65000°N 11.00417°E / 46.65000; 11.00417Coordinates: 46°39′00″N 11°00′15″E / 46.65000°N 11.00417°E / 46.65000; 11.00417
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Staben (Stava), Tabland (Tablà)
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Heidegger
Area
 • Total 67.0 km2 (25.9 sq mi)
Population (Nov 2010)
 • Total 5,553
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym German: Naturnser
Italian: naturnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39025
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Naturns (Italian: Naturno) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,553 and an area of 67.0 square kilometres (25.9 sq mi).[1]

Naturns borders the following municipalities: Kastelbell-Tschars, Algund, Lana, Partschins, Plaus, St. Pankraz, Schnals, and Ulten.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Naturns contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Staben (Stava) and Tabland (Tablà).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield azure and an equilateral triangle of or. It is taken from that of the old dynasty of the Lords of Nals who lived in the village until 1380. The coat of arms was granted in 1966.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.83% of the population speak German, 3.04% Italian and 0.14% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Schwalbe-TOUR-Transalp (MTB race in seven stages across the Austrian and Italian Alps)
  • Ötzi Alpine Marathon (extreme triathlon/mountain biking, running, ski mountaineering)
  • Naturno Pottery Market (international participation, every two years)
  • The Night of Lights (dine under the stars, in July)
  • Naturno laughs! (International Summer Comedy Festival)
  • Riesling Wine Festival (Naturno Gourmet Autumn)
  • Farmer's Cooking from the Monte Sole (Naturno Gourmet Autumn)
  • Chestnut Festival in Naturno (traditional culinary experience, on Wednesdays in October)

Gallery[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

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