Olang

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Olang
Comune
Gemeinde Olang
Comune di Valdaora
Olang
Olang
Olang is located in Italy
Olang
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Location of Olang in Italy
Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°2′E / 46.767°N 12.033°E / 46.767; 12.033Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°2′E / 46.767°N 12.033°E / 46.767; 12.033
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Geiselsberg (Sorafurcia), Mitterolang (Valdaora di Mezzo), Niederolang (Valdaora di Sotto), Oberolang (Valdaora di Sopra)
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Bachmann
Area
 • Total 49.0 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,065
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym German: Olanger
Italian: di Valdaora
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Olang (Italian: Valdaora) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 km northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,065 and an area of 49.0 km².[1]

Olang borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Mareo, Prags, Rasen-Antholz, and Welsberg-Taisten.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Olang contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Geiselsberg (Sorafurcia), Mitterolang (Valdaora di Mezzo), Niederolang (Valdaora di Sotto) and Oberolang (Valdaora di Sopra).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is argent a bend vert on which are represented three cart’s wheels. The wheels symbolize the villages of Mitter, Ober and Nieder and their disposition in the valley. The emblem was granted in 1968. [2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.47% of the population speak German, 3.18% Italian and 0.34% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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