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Gemeinde Gargazon
Comune di Gargazzone
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Gargazon is located in Italy
Location of Gargazon in Italy
Coordinates: 46°35′N 11°12′E / 46.583°N 11.200°E / 46.583; 11.200Coordinates: 46°35′N 11°12′E / 46.583°N 11.200°E / 46.583; 11.200
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Armin Gorfer
 • Total 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,639
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Gargazoner
Italian: gargazzonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Gargazon (German pronunciation: [ˈɡarɡatsoˑn]; Italian: Gargazzone [ɡarɡatˈtsoːne]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,639 and an area of 4.9 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi).[1]

Gargazon borders the following municipalities: Lana, Mölten, Nals, Burgstall, Terlan and Tisens.



The emblem represents an argent tower on a gules hill with three fruit trees. The tower is the Kröllturm built in 1240 by Bartold von Trauston. The emblem was adopted in 1968.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 78.68% of the population speak German, 20.33% Italian and 0.99% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 78,22% 78.68%
Italian 21,32% 20.33%
Ladin 0,46% 0.99%

Demographic evolution[edit]


360° panorama of the center of Gargazon


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Gargazon at Wikimedia Commons