Burggrafenamt

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Burggrafenamt
District
Bezirksgemeinschaft Burggrafenamt
Comunità comprensoriale Burgraviato
Burggrafenamt (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol
Burggrafenamt (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol
Country  Italy
Autonomous region  Trentino-Alto Adige
Autonomous province  South Tyrol
Established 1971
Administrative seat Meran (Merano)
Area
 • Total 1,101 km2 (425 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 92,631
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Website www.bzgbga.it

The Burggrafenamt (Italian: Burgraviato [burɡraˈvjaːto]) is a part of the larger Etschtal, the Adige (Etsch) river valley, in the western part of South Tyrol, Italy. The historic region is centered around Meran, and comprises the side valleys Passeier Valley and Ulten Valley. Bezirksgemeinschaft Burggrafenamt is an administrative district (Bezirksgemeinschaft) in the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.

Overview[edit]

Originally part of the historic Vinschgau in the west, the name of the region is derived from the burgraves of Tyrol Castle. It is the nucleus of the medieval County of Tyrol with its capital Meran.

According to the 2001 census, 78.66% of the population of the valley speak German, 21.06% Italian and 0.28% Ladin as mother language.[1]

Subdivision[edit]

Municipalities of the Burggrafenamt district

The following municipalities are part of the Burggrafenamt district:

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Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°09′E / 46.68°N 11.15°E / 46.68; 11.15