Schlanders

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Schlanders
Comune
Gemeinde Schlanders
Comune di Silandro
Schlanders from the air
Schlanders from the air
Coat of arms of Schlanders
Coat of arms
Schlanders is located in Italy
Schlanders
Schlanders
Location of Schlanders in Italy
Coordinates: 46°38′N 10°46′E / 46.633°N 10.767°E / 46.633; 10.767
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Göflan (Covelano), Kortsch (Corces), Nördersberg (Montetramontana), Sonnenberg (Montemezzodì), Vetzan (Vezzano)
Government
 • Mayor Dieter Pinggera
Area
 • Total 115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 720 m (2,360 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010[1])
 • Total 5,990
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym German: Schlanderser
Italian: Silandresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39028
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Schlanders (Italian: Silandro) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the city of Bolzano.

Overview[edit]

Parish church in Schlanders.

Schlanders borders the following municipalities: Latsch, Laas, Mals, Martell, Schnals.

Schlanders is well-known because of its church tower, 92 metres (302 ft) high, which is also the highest in South Tyrol. Another attraction is the renovated castle, which now serves as a civic hall (including a public library).

The locality was mentioned for the first time officially on 13 June 1077 in a deed of donation, where the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. handed over the town to Altwin, the Bishop of Brixen.[citation needed]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 94.66% of the population speak German, 5.19% Italian and 0.14% Ladin as first language.[2]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "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 Schlanders at Wikimedia Commons