Percha

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Percha
Comune
Gemeinde Percha
Comune di Perca
Percha is located in Italy
Percha
Percha
Location of Percha in Italy
Coordinates: 46°47′N 11°59′E / 46.783°N 11.983°E / 46.783; 11.983Coordinates: 46°47′N 11°59′E / 46.783°N 11.983°E / 46.783; 11.983
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Aschbach, Wielenberg (Sopranessano), Nasen (Nessano), Litschbach (Rio Liccio), Platten (Plata Montevila), Oberwielenbach (Vila di Sopra), Unterwielenbach (Vila di Sotto)
Government
 • Mayor Joachim Reinalter
Area
 • Total 30.3 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,449
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym German: Perchiner
Italian: di Perca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Percha (Italian: Perca) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Bolzano. This Percha is not to be confused with Percha of the Federal Republic of Germany.[1]

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,449 and an area of 30.3 square kilometres (11.7 sq mi).[2]

Percha borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Sand in Taufers, Gais and Rasen-Antholz.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Percha contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Aschbach, Wielenberg (Sopranessano), Nasen (Nessano), Litschbach (Rio Liccio), Platten (Plata Montevila), Oberwielenbach (Vila di Sopra), and Unterwielenbach (Vila di Sotto).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield is party per fess of argent and gules; a deer horn with six points is represented in the upper part, a sable plow in the lower. The deer horn symbolizes the hunting and the woods, the six points are the six villages in the municipality; the plow represents the agriculture practiced in the territory. The coat of arms was granted in 1967.[3]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 94.86% of the population speak German, 4.29% Italian and 0.84% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tageo.com/index-e-gm-v-02-d-m2547940.htm
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Percha
  4. ^ "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 Percha at Wikimedia Commons