Völs am Schlern

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Völs am Schlern
Comune
Gemeinde Völs am Schlern
Comune di Fiè allo Sciliar
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern is located in Italy
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
Location of Völs am Schlern in Italy
Coordinates: 46°31′N 11°30′E / 46.517°N 11.500°E / 46.517; 11.500Coordinates: 46°31′N 11°30′E / 46.517°N 11.500°E / 46.517; 11.500
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Blumau (Prato all'Isarco), Oberaicha (Aica di Sopra), Peterbühl, St. Anton (S. Antonio), Obervöls (Fiè di Sopra), Prösels (Presule), Prösler Ried (Novale di Presule), St. Kathrein (Santa Caterina), St. Konstantin (San Costantino), Ums (Umes), Unteraicha (Aica di Sotto), Untervöls (Fiè di Sotto), Völser Ried (Novale di Fiè)
Government
 • Mayor Othmar Stampfer
Area
 • Total 44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,463
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym German: Völser
Italian: di Fiè
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Völs am Schlern (Italian: Fiè allo Sciliar; Ladin: Fíe or Fië) is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is located at the foot of the Schlern mountain, about 12 km east of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of Novcember 30, 2010, it had a population of 3,463 and an area of 44.4 km².[1]

The municipality of Völs am Schlern contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Blumau (Prato all'Isarco), Oberaicha (Aica di Sopra), Peterbühl, St. Anton (S. Antonio), Obervöls (Fiè di Sopra), Prösels (Presule), Prösler Ried (Novale di Presule), St. Kathrein (Santa Caterina), St. Konstantin (San Costantino), Ums (Umes), Unteraicha (Aica di Sotto), Untervöls (Fiè di Sotto), and Völser Ried (Novale di Fiè).

Völs am Schlern borders the following municipalities: Kastelruth, Karneid, Ritten and Tiers.

To visit is the Prösels Castle.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is party per cross, the first and the fourth are sable with central band of argent, the first represents a cross and the fourth a rose both on gules. The second and third a column of argent with an or crown on a gules background. The emblem is a combination of the insignias of three local families, the first and fourth the Knights of Völs and Prösels and the third the Count Colonna. The emblem was adopted in 1966. [2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 94.92% of the population speak German, 4.46% Italian and 0.62% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Culture[edit]

Music[edit]

Every summer Schlern International Music Festival brings internationally renowned musicians and students from all over the world to Vōls am Schlern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Völs am Schlern
  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 Völs am Schlern at Wikimedia Commons