Vahrn

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Vahrn
Comune
Gemeinde Vahrn
Comune di Varna
The court of the Abbey of Neustift in Vahrn
The court of the Abbey of Neustift in Vahrn
Vahrn is located in Italy
Vahrn
Vahrn
Location of Vahrn in Italy
Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°38′E / 46.750°N 11.633°E / 46.750; 11.633Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°38′E / 46.750°N 11.633°E / 46.750; 11.633
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Neustift (Novacella)
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Schatzer
Area
 • Total 70.1 km2 (27.1 sq mi)
Elevation 671 m (2,201 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 4,231
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym German: Vahrner
Italian: di Varna
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Vahrn (Italian: Varna) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 35 km northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

Vahrn borders the following municipalities: Brixen, Klausen, Franzensfeste, Natz-Schabs, Sarntal and Feldthurns.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Vahrn contains the frazione (subdivision) Neustift (Novacella) and the valley of Schalders (Scaleres).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is quartering: the first and the fourth of argent three fess nebuly azure; the second and the third of gules. It’s the arms of the Knights of Voitsberg which changed the name in Von Vahrn when they acquired the local castle, then destroyed in 1277. The emblem was granted in 1969.[1]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 87.80% of the population speak German, 11.18% Italian and 1.02% Ladin as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heraldry of the World: Vahrn
  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 Vahrn at Wikimedia Commons