Comune di Nova Ponente
|Province / Metropolitan city||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Petersberg (Monte San Pietro), Sankt Nikolaus/Eggen (San Nicolò d'Ega)|
|• Mayor||Christian Gallmetzer (SVP)|
|• Total||112.0 km2 (43.2 sq mi)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||35/km2 (90/sq mi)|
Italian: di Nova Ponente
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Deutschnofen (German pronunciation: [dɔɪ̯tʃn̩'oˑfn̩]; Italian: Nova Ponente [ˈnɔːva poˈnɛnte]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of the city of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,898 and an area of 112.0 square kilometres (43.2 sq mi).
Obereggen is a small tourist village belonging to the municipality of Deutschnofen. Located on the foot of the Latemar, Obereggen numbers 900 inhabitants. Another nearby mountain is the Schmieder (in the hamlet of Zapf).
There are at least three hotels in this borough, and a network of mountain bike and footpaths on Latemar side. There also are numerous cable-ways and ski lifts.
The very rural hamlet of Sankt Florian (Italian: San Floriano) is between the hamlet of Zapf and the centre of Obereggen. There are no hotels or shops, but the hamlet does feature guesthouses. There is a chapel (for the Saint Florian, this is the only chapel in Obereggen), and one paved road, as well as a number of unpaved paths.
The coat of arms is party per fess of argent and gules crossed, from edge to edge, from a knotty sable branch. The color argent symbolizes the deposits of dolomite and the gules ones those of porphyry; the branch represents the woodiness of the municipality. The emblem was adopted in 1969.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Deutschofen
- "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.
- 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
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