San Martin de Tor

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San Martin de Tor
Comune
Comun de San Martin de Tor
Gemeinde St. Martin in Thurn
Comune di San Martino in Badia
S Martino Badia.JPG
San Martin de Tor is located in Italy
San Martin de Tor
San Martin de Tor
Location of San Martin de Tor in Italy
Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°54′E / 46.683°N 11.900°E / 46.683; 11.900Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°54′E / 46.683°N 11.900°E / 46.683; 11.900
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Antermëia (Untermoi/Antermoia), Lungiarü (Campill/Longiarù), Picolin (Pikolein/Piccolino)
Government
 • Mayor Heinrich Videsott
Area
 • Total 76.5 km2 (29.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,127 m (3,698 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,726
 • Density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym German:
Italian: badiotti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

San Martin de Tor (German: St. Martin in Thurn; Italian: San Martino in Badia) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,726 and an area of 76.5 square kilometres (29.5 sq mi).[1]

San Martin is home the Istitut Ladin Micurà de Rü, which is tasked to preserve and promote the Ladin culture and language.

San Martin borders the following municipalities: Badia, Brixen, Corvara, La Val, Lüsen, Mareo, Santa Cristina Gherdëina, Sëlva and Villnöß.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of San Martin contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Antermëia (Untermoi/Antermoia), Lungiarü (Campill/Longiarù), and Picolin (Pikolein/Piccolino).

Seres in Lungiarü

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield is party per cross: the first quarter represents an argent tower with azure roof on sable; the second one is an argent cross pattée on gules, above three vert mountains. The third part of vert and the fourth of sable. The tower is a reference to Tor Castle and resumes the insignia of a noble family; the cross over the mountains recalls that the town was once the Courts.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.71% of the population speak Ladin, 1.82% German and 1.47% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (Italian)Comuniweb: San Martin de Tor
  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 San Martin de Tor at Wikimedia Commons