Terlan

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Terlan
Comune
Gemeinde Terlan
Comune di Terlano
Terlan parish church
Terlan parish church
Terlan is located in Italy
Terlan
Terlan
Location of Terlan in Italy
Coordinates: 46°32′N 11°15′E / 46.533°N 11.250°E / 46.533; 11.250Coordinates: 46°32′N 11°15′E / 46.533°N 11.250°E / 46.533; 11.250
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Siebeneich (Settequerce), Vilpian (Vilpiano)
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Runer
Area
 • Total 18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 4,128
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym German: Terlaner
Italian: terlanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39018
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Terlan (Italian: Terlano) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 9 km northwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 4,128 and an area of 18.7 km².[1] Situated within the Adige Valley, Terlan is famous for its wine and asparagus production.

Terlan borders the following municipalities: Andrian, Eppan, Bolzano, Gargazon, Mölten, Nals, and Jenesien.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Terlan contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Siebeneich (Settequerce) and Vilpian (Vilpiano).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem show an open gate with guelph merlon of argent on gules background. It is the arms of Lord Niedertor who acquired the castle in 1397 and ruled the village until 1559 contributing in the building of the Parish church. The arms were granted in 1966 and decorate the church too. [2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 83.61% of the population speak German, 16.07% Italian and 0.32% 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: Terlan
  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 Terlan at Wikimedia Commons