Neumarkt, South Tyrol

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Neumarkt
Comune
Gemeinde Neumarkt
Comune di Egna
View from the south
View from the south
Neumarkt is located in Italy
Neumarkt
Neumarkt
Location of Neumarkt in Italy
Coordinates: 46°19′1″N 11°16′1″E / 46.31694°N 11.26694°E / 46.31694; 11.26694Coordinates: 46°19′1″N 11°16′1″E / 46.31694°N 11.26694°E / 46.31694; 11.26694
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Laag (Laghetti), Mazon (Mazzon ), St. Florian (San Floriano), Vill (Villa)
Government
 • Mayor Horst Pichler (South Tyrolean People's Party)
Area
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 214 m (702 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 5,001
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym German: Neumarktner
Italian: egnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39044
Dialing code 0471
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Neumarkt, literally "new market", (Italian: Egna) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 km south of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,001 and an area of 23 km².[1]

Neumarkt borders the following municipalities: Kaltern, Kurtatsch, Kurtinig, Margreid, Montan, Salorno and Tramin.

Neumarkt is the chief town of the Überetsch-Unterland district. It is the main cultural, historical and artistic center with a very nice old town. The agglomeration includes the neighborhoods of Vill, Laag and Mazon. In the entire district Neumarkt is only the third most populated town after Laives and Eppan, which are agglomerated to the capital city Bolzano.

The town is situated on the plain (214 m), on the left side of the Adige river.

Neumarkt was a Roman village on the Claudia Augusta road it was called Endidae[citation needed]. The sightseeing include the arcades of the old town, the parish church, the Local Culture Museum and the church of Vill.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Neumarkt contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Laag (Laghetti), Mazon (Mazzon), St. Florian (San Floriano) and Vill (Villa).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The escutcheon is party per pale, the left side represents the argent crescent moon on a gules background; in the right side a gules cross, with shortened arms, on aa argent background. In a document dated 1395 Albrecht of Austria, brother of Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria granted to the village, then called Newnmarkt, the use of the arms. The emblem was granted in 1967.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 62.70% of the population speak German, 36.89% Italian and 0.42% Ladin as first language.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Lilli Gruber a female journalist was born in Neumarkt.

References[edit]

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