Kaltern an der Weinstraße

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Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Marktgemeinde Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Comune di Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino
General view of Kaltern's Marktplatz ("market square")
General view of Kaltern's Marktplatz ("market square")
Coat of arms of Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Coat of arms
The municipal area
The municipal area
Location of Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Kaltern an der Weinstraße is located in Italy
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Location of Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Italy
Kaltern an der Weinstraße is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Kaltern an der Weinstraße
Kaltern an der Weinstraße (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°15′E / 46.417°N 11.250°E / 46.417; 11.250Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°15′E / 46.417°N 11.250°E / 46.417; 11.250
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniAltenburg (Castelvecchio), Oberplanitzing (Pianizza di Sopra), Unterplanitzing (Pianizza di Sotto), St. Josef am See (San Giuseppe al Lago), St. Anton/Pfuss (San Antonio/Pozzo), St. Nikolaus (San Nicoló) and Mitterdorf (Villa di Mezzo)
Government
 • MayorGertrud Benin Bernard (Südtiroler Volkspartei)
Area
 • Total47.9 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation
425 m (1,394 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total7,592
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Kalterer
Italian: caldaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39052
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

Kaltern an der Weinstraße (German pronunciation: [ˈkaltɐn an dɐ ˈvaɪ̯nˌʃtraˑsə]; Italian: Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino [kalˈdaːro ˈsulla ˈstraːda del ˈviːno]), often abbreviated to Kaltern or Caldaro, is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 7,592 and an area of 47.9 square kilometres (18.5 sq mi).[3]

It is famous for its lake, the Kalterer See, and wine (Kalterersee Auslese or Lago di Caldaro scelto). The cuisine combines Italian and Tyrolean styles. The nearby Dolomites area is known for its hiking and climbing routes.

Kaltern borders the following municipalities: Eppan, Neumarkt, Tramin, Vadena, Amblar, Cavareno, Ruffrè-Mendola, and Sarnonico (the last four municipalities belong to the Trentino).

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Kaltern contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Altenburg (Castelvecchio), Oberplanitzing (Pianizza di Sopra), Unterplanitzing (Pianizza di Sotto), St. Josef am See (San Giuseppe al Lago), St. Anton/Pfuss (San Antonio/Pozzo), St. Nikolaus (San Nicoló) and Mitterdorf (Villa di Mezzo).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat of arms, used by the end of the 16th century, is a copper kettle with a handle on argent background. [4]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 92.61% of the population speak German, 7.03% Italian and 0.36% Ladin as first language.[5]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Kaltern an der Weinstraße is twinned with:

Notable residents[edit]

  • Manfred Fuchs (1938 in Latsch – 2014 in Kaltern) a German entrepreneur and space pioneer
  • Andreas Seppi (born 1984) an Italian professional tennis player

Picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Heraldry of the World: Kaltern
  5. ^ "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 Kaltern an der Weinstraße at Wikimedia Commons