Taufers im Münstertal

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Taufers im Münstertal
Comune
Gemeinde Taufers im Münstertal
Comune di Tubre
Reichenberg Castle, in Taufers
Reichenberg Castle, in Taufers
Taufers im Münstertal is located in Italy
Taufers im Münstertal
Taufers im Münstertal
Location of Taufers im Münstertal in Italy
Coordinates: 46°39′N 10°28′E / 46.650°N 10.467°E / 46.650; 10.467Coordinates: 46°39′N 10°28′E / 46.650°N 10.467°E / 46.650; 10.467
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Pundweil (Pontevilla), Rifair (Rivaira)
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Bernhard Fliri
Area
 • Total 45.8 km2 (17.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,240 m (4,070 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 964
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym German: Tauferser
Italian: tubresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39020
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Taufers im Münstertal (Italian: Tubre; Romansh: Tuer) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 km west of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 964 and an area of 45.8 km².[1]

Taufers borders the following municipalities: Glurns, Mals, Prad am Stilfser Joch, Stilfs, (Switzerland), Müstair (Switzerland), Santa Maria Val Müstair (Switzerland), Scuol (Switzerland), and Valchava (Switzerland).

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Taufers contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Pundweil (Pontevilla) and Rifair (Rivaira).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield is party per bend, the first part of gules and the second fusilly of argent and azure. It is the insignia of Lords of Reichenberg who lived in the local castle since 1373. The emblem was granted in 1967.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.85% of the population speak German and 2.15% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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