Villanders

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Villanders
Comune
Gemeinde Villanders
Comune di Villandro
View from NE
View from NE
Villanders is located in Italy
Villanders
Villanders
Location of Villanders in Italy
Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°32′E / 46.633°N 11.533°E / 46.633; 11.533Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°32′E / 46.633°N 11.533°E / 46.633; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni St. Stefan (Santo Stefano), St. Moritz (San Maurizio) , St. Valentin (San Valentino)
Government
 • Mayor Walter Baumgartner
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,912
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym German: Villanderser
Italian: Villandresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39043
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Villanders (Italian: Villandro) is a village and comune in South Tyrol in northern Italy.

Geography[edit]

Villanders lies on the Villanderer Berg (Mountain of Villanders), at the top of which lies the Totensee (Lake of death).[clarification needed] The village is bordered by Barbian, Klausen, Lajen, Ritten and Sarntal.

Map of South Tyrol showing Villanders

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is party per fess of azure and gules, in the first three points of argent, in the second a fess dancetty of argent. It’s the arms of the local Lords of Villanders and Pardell. The emblem was granted in 1966. [1]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.46% of the population speak German, 1.15% Italian and 0.38% Ladin as first language.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Heraldry of the World: Villander
  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 Villanders at Wikimedia Commons