Burgstall, South Tyrol

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Gemeinde Burgstall
Comune di Postal
Burgstall is located in Italy
Location of Burgstall in Italy
Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°12′E / 46.600°N 11.200°E / 46.600; 11.200Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°12′E / 46.600°N 11.200°E / 46.600; 11.200
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Othmar Unterkofler
 • Total 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,738
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Burgstaller
Italian: di Postal
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39014
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Burgstall (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊrkʃtal]; Italian: Postal [poˈstal]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,585 and an area of 6.7 square kilometres (2.6 sq mi).[1]

Burgstall borders the following municipalities: Gargazon, Lana, Meran, Mölten, and Vöran.



The emblem shows an eurasian sparrowhawk, which is to fly up, on argent. It is the arms of the Knights of Burgstall, the emblem was granted in 1966.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 76.61% of the population speak German, 22.78% Italian and 0.61% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 73.99% 76.61%
Italian 25.64% 22.78%
Ladin 0.37% 0.61%

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Burgstall
  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. 17, table 10

External links[edit]

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