Eisacktal

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Eisacktal
District
Bezirksgemeinschaft Eisacktal
Comunità comprensoriale Valle Isarco
Eisacktal (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol; the yellow-black stripes mark the geographical extent of the valley
Eisacktal (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol; the yellow-black stripes mark the geographical extent of the valley
Country  Italy
Autonomous region  Trentino-Alto Adige
Autonomous province  South Tyrol
Established 1968
Administrative seat Brixen (Bressanone)
Area
 • Total 624 km2 (241 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 47,492
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Website www.bzgeisacktal.it

Eisack Valley (Italian: Valle Isarco [ˈvalle iˈzarko]; German: Eisacktal; Ladin: Val dl Isarch) is the valley of the Eisack river in South Tyrol, Italy. The municipalities in the middle part of the valley, from Franzensfeste in the north to Waidbruck in the south, constitute the Bezirksgemeinschaft Eisacktal.

Overview[edit]

View from Barbian to Klausen

The valley of the Eisack river stretches from Brenner Pass southwards down to its confluence with the Adige (Etsch) near Bozen. The upper valley north of Franzensfeste is known as Wipptal, while the lower parts belong to the Salten-Schlern administrative district. The valley is part of a major transport route across the Eastern Alps, traversed by the Autostrada A22 (part of the European route E45) and the parallel Brenner Railway line.

According to the 2001 census, 85.76% of the population of the valley speak German, 13.22% Italian and 1.02% Ladin as first language.[1]

Subdivision[edit]

The following municipalities are part of the Eisacktal district:

Eisacktal municipalities

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Coordinates: 46°43′N 11°40′E / 46.72°N 11.67°E / 46.72; 11.67