Gargazon

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Gargazon
Gemeinde Gargazon
Comune di Gargazzone
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Location of Gargazon
Gargazon is located in Italy
Gargazon
Gargazon
Location of Gargazon in Italy
Gargazon is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Gargazon
Gargazon
Gargazon (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
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
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
Government
 • MayorArmin Gorfer
Area
 • Total4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,688
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German:Gargazoner
Italian: gargazzonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39010
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial 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.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,639 and an area of 4.9 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi).[3]

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

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

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.[4]

Society[edit]

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.[5]

Language 2001[6] 2011[5]
German 78.22% 78.68%
Italian 21.32% 20.33%
Ladin 0.46% 0.99%

Demographic evolution[edit]

Panorama[edit]

360° panorama of the center of Gargazon

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: Gargazon
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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]

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