Vintl

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Vintl
Comune
Gemeinde Vintl
Comune di Vandoies
Pfunders and other parts of the town
Pfunders and other parts of the town
Vintl is located in Italy
Vintl
Vintl
Location of Vintl in Italy
Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°44′E / 46.817°N 11.733°E / 46.817; 11.733Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°44′E / 46.817°N 11.733°E / 46.817; 11.733
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni
Government
 • Mayor Walter Huber
Area
 • Total 110.6 km2 (42.7 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,264
 • Density 30/km2 (76/sq mi)
Demonym German: Vintler or Vintila
Italian: di Vandoies
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Vintl (Italian: Vandoies; Ladin: Vandoies), is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 3,264 and an area of 110.6 square kilometres (42.7 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Vintl contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Niedervintl (Vandoies di Sotto), Obervintl (Vandioes di Sopra), Weitental (Vallarga) and Pfunders (Fundres).

Vintl borders the following municipalities: Kiens, Mühlbach, Rodeneck, Mühlwald, Terenten, and Pfitsch.


Pfunderer Mountains[edit]

The Edelraut Hut and the Niederer Weißzint on the Pfunderer Ridgeway

The ridges south-west of the main chain of the Zillertal are called the Pfunderer Mountains and occupy an area of about 300 km². The Pfunderer valley is embedded in them. They also enclose the Valler Valley in the west, form the mountain chain with the Pfitscher Valley and extend eastwards into the municipalities of Mühlwald and Terenten. The most prominent peaks in the municipality of Vintl include the Niederer Weißzint (3,263 m) and the Grabspitze (3,068 m s.l.m.) near the Pfunderer Joch, the highest peak on the ridge between the Pfitscher valley and Weitenberger Kar, the Wurmaulspitze (3,022 m s.l.m.), the highest summit west of the Weitenberger Alm, the Napfspitze (2,888 m s.l.m.) south of the Eisbruggjoch col, the Hochgrubbachspitze (2,819 m), the highest point in the eastern Pfunderer and, in front of it, the Eidechsspitze (2,738 m s.l.m.), der Hausberg of Vintl. A well-known hiking trail is the Pfunderer Ridgeway starting from Sterzing and leading up through the Pfunderer mountains to the area of Bruneck.

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.23% of the population speak German, 1.26% Italian and 0.52% Ladin as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Paul Gruber: Vintl. Geschichte und Gegenwart einer Gemeinde, Schützenkompanie Bartlmä von Guggenberg, Athesiadruck Bozen, Vintl 1981
  • Karl Gruber: Kirchenkunst in Niedervintl, Obervintl, Weitental und Pfunders, Tappeiner Verlag, Lana 1994, ISBN 88-7073-171-5

External links[edit]

Media related to Vintl at Wikimedia Commons