Riffian, South Tyrol

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Riffian
Comune
Gemeinde Riffian
Comune di Rifiano
Riffian is located in Italy
Riffian
Riffian
Location of Riffian in Italy
Coordinates: 46°42′N 11°11′E / 46.700°N 11.183°E / 46.700; 11.183Coordinates: 46°42′N 11°11′E / 46.700°N 11.183°E / 46.700; 11.183
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Magdfeld, Vernuer (Vernurio)
Government
 • Mayor Karl Werner
Area
 • Total 35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,306
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym German: Riffianer
Italian: di Rifiano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Riffian (Italian: Rifiano) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 km northwest of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,306 and an area of 35.8 km².[1]

Riffian borders the following municipalities: Kuens, Moos in Passeier, St. Leonhard in Passeier, St. Martin in Passeier, Schenna, and Tirol.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Riffian contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Magdfeld and Vernuer (Vernurio).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents a bell tower, with the bell box and the onion dome, on azure; it is the symbol of the local church in the village. The emblem was adopted in 1968. [2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.76% of the population speak German, 1.85% Italian and 0.39% 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: Riffian
  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 Riffian at Wikimedia Commons