Auer, South Tyrol

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Marktgemeinde Auer
Comune di Ora
Auer in South Tyrol 2.JPG
Auer is located in Italy
Location of Auer in Italy
Coordinates: 46°21′N 11°18′E / 46.350°N 11.300°E / 46.350; 11.300Coordinates: 46°21′N 11°18′E / 46.350°N 11.300°E / 46.350; 11.300
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Roland Pichler
 • Total 11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Elevation 236 m (774 ft)
Population (Dec. 2015)
 • Total 3,648
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Aurer
Italian: orensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Auer (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ̯ɐ]; Italian: Ora [ˈɔːra]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the city of Bolzano.


As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 3,648 and an area of 11.8 square kilometres (4.6 sq mi).[1]

Auer borders the following municipalities: Aldein, Bronzolo, Montan and Vadena.



The shield is party per fess of argent and gules with an azure chief with a rampant lion. It is the emblem of the family Khuen who took possession of the site, from 1397 until 1690, when they were then elevated to the Imperial Counts. On the azure chief two crossed or keys are represented as a remembrance of the insignia of St. Peter, to whom the parish church is dedicated. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 69.74% of the population speak German, 29.59% Italian and 0.67% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 69.91% 69.74%
Italian 29.84% 29.59%
Ladin 0.25% 0.67%

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Auer
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 16, table 10

External links[edit]

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