Pfalzen

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Pfalzen
Comune
Gemeinde Pfalzen
Comune di Falzes
Pfalzensommer001.jpg
Pfalzen is located in Italy
Pfalzen
Pfalzen
Location of Pfalzen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°53′E / 46.817°N 11.883°E / 46.817; 11.883Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°53′E / 46.817°N 11.883°E / 46.817; 11.883
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Greinwalden (Grimaldo), Issing (Issengo)
Government
 • Mayor Josef Gatterer
Area
 • Total 33.3 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,022 m (3,353 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,620
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym German: Pfalzner
Italian: di Falzes
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Pfalzen (Italian: Falzes; Ladin: Falzes) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,612 and an area of 33.3 square kilometres (12.9 sq mi).[1]

Pfalzen borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Kiens, Gais, St. Lorenzen and Mühlwald.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Pfalzen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Greinwalden (Grimaldo) and Issing (Issengo).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The escutcheon is party per pale of gules and argent; with a sickle in each side of opposite color. It is the coat of arms of the Plazoll zu Assling, Lords of Pfalzen in the Middle Ages, who built the castle of Sichelburg (sichel in German means sickle). The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.25% of the population speak German, 2.36% Italian and 1.39% 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: Pfalzen
  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 Pfalzen at Wikimedia Commons