Prags

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Prags
Comune
Gemeinde Prags
Comune di Braies
Prags
Prags
Prags is located in Italy
Prags
Prags
Location of Prags in Italy
Coordinates: 46°43′N 12°8′E / 46.717°N 12.133°E / 46.717; 12.133Coordinates: 46°43′N 12°8′E / 46.717°N 12.133°E / 46.717; 12.133
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außerprags (Braies di Fuori), Innerprags (Braies di Dentro), St. Veit (San Vito), Schmieden (Ferrara).
Government
 • Mayor Alfred Mutschlechner
Area
 • Total 89.2 km2 (34.4 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 657
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Demonym German: Pragser
Italian: di Braies
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Prags (Italian: Braies; Ladin: Braies) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 657 and an area of 89.2 square kilometres (34.4 sq mi).[1]

Prags is located in the Prags valley in the northern Dolomites. The valley is split into two branches, the western one ending at the Pragser Wildsee, a mountain lake, the eastern one at the Plätzwiese, an extended alpine pasture.

Prags borders the following municipalities: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Toblach, Mareo, Welsberg-Taisten, Olang, and Niederdorf.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Prags contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerprags (Braies di Fuori), Innerprags (Braies di Dentro), Schmieden (Ferrara) and St. Veit (San Vito).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents a stag on a mountain with three vert peaks, crossed by a wavy stream of argent. The emblem was granted in 1968.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 99.23% of the population speak German, 0.61% Italian and 0.15% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 1991 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 97.47% 96.89% 99.23%
Italian 2.02% 2.79% 0.61%
Ladin 0.51% 0.33% 0.15%

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Prags
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 17, table 10

External links[edit]

Media related to Prags at Wikimedia Commons