Ratschings

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Ratschings
Comune
Gemeinde Ratschings
Comune di Racines
Ratschings is located in Italy
Ratschings
Ratschings
Location of Ratschings in Italy
Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°24′E / 46.883°N 11.400°E / 46.883; 11.400Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°24′E / 46.883°N 11.400°E / 46.883; 11.400
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außerratschings, Innerratschings, Gasteig (Casateia), Mareit (Mareta), Ridnaun (Ridanna), Telfes (Telves), Jaufental (Valgiovo)
Government
 • Mayor Sebastian Helfer (SVP)
Area
 • Total 203.6 km2 (78.6 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 4,363
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym German: Ratschingser
Italian: di Racines
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Ratschings (Italian: Racines) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 4,363 and an area of 203.6 square kilometres (78.6 sq mi).[1]

Ratschings borders the following municipalities: Brenner, Freienfeld, Moos in Passeier, St. Leonhard in Passeier, Sarntal, Sterzing, Neustift im Stubaital (Austria) and Sölden (Austria).

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Ratschings contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerratschings, Innerratschings, Gasteig (Casateia), Mareit (Mareta), Ridnaun (Ridanna), Telfes (Telves), and Jaufental (Valgiovo).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem show a rampant argent wolf on azure. The arms is similar to that of Wolf von Mareit, but with the opposite colors. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.77% of the population speak German, 2.14% Italian and 0.10% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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