Sand in Taufers

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Sand in Taufers
Comune
Marktgemeinde Sand in Taufers
Comune di Campo Tures
Sand in Taufers
Sand in Taufers
Sand in Taufers is located in Italy
Sand in Taufers
Sand in Taufers
Location of Sand in Taufers in Italy
Coordinates: 46°55′16″N 11°57′20″E / 46.92111°N 11.95556°E / 46.92111; 11.95556Coordinates: 46°55′16″N 11°57′20″E / 46.92111°N 11.95556°E / 46.92111; 11.95556
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Ahornach (Acereto), Kematen (Caminata di Tures), Mühlen in Taufers (Molini di Tures), Rein in Taufers (Riva di Tures)
Government
 • Mayor Helmuth Innerbichler
Area
 • Total 164.3 km2 (63.4 sq mi)
Elevation 864 m (2,835 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 5,261
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Demonym German: Sandner
Italian: di Campo Tures
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39032
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website
Taufers Castle

Sand in Taufers (Italian: Campo Tures) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located near the border with Austria, about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,261 and an area of 164.3 square kilometres (63.4 sq mi).[1]

Sand in Taufers borders the following municipalities: Gais, Percha, Prettau, Rasen-Antholz, Sankt Jakob in Defereggen (Austria), Mühlwald and Ahrntal.

History[edit]

Origin[edit]

Taufers is home to the impressive medieval Taufers Castle, which towers above village and was built in the early 13th century.[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The arms is barry of six gules and argent. The first two of argent have three lozenge of azure, the third has two. The emblem was of the Lords of Taufers that became extinct in 1300. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[3]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.34% of the population speak German, 2.30% Italian and 0.36% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Taufers Castle History (German)". 
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Sand in Taufers
  4. ^ "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. 

References[edit]

  • Josef Innerhofer: Taufers, Ahrn, Prettau. Die Geschichte eines Tales, Bozen: Verlagsanstalt Athesia 1980, ISBN 978-3-921365-06-9.
  • Alexander von Hohenbühel: Taufers - eine Dynastenburg, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner 2007, ISBN 978-3-7954-1836-6.
  • Idem: Taufers - il fascino di un castello dinastiale, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner 2007, ISBN 978-3-7954-1837-3.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sand in Taufers at Wikimedia Commons