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Stadtgemeinde Glurns
Comune di Glorenza
Glurns Stadt 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Glurns
Coat of arms
Glurns is located in Italy
Location of Glurns in Italy
Coordinates: 46°40′N 10°33′E / 46.667°N 10.550°E / 46.667; 10.550Coordinates: 46°40′N 10°33′E / 46.667°N 10.550°E / 46.667; 10.550
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Alois Frank
 • Total 13.0 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Elevation 907 m (2,976 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 876
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Glurnser
Italian: glorenzini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 39020
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Glurns (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlʊrns]; Italian: Glorenza [ɡloˈrɛntsa]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Bolzano.

The church St. Pankratius at the Tauferer Gate in the West of Glurns.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 876 and an area of 13.0 square kilometres (5.0 sq mi).[1]

Glurns borders the following municipalities: Mals, Prad am Stilfser Joch, Schluderns and Taufers im Münstertal.



The shield is party per pale: the first part represents half Tyrolean Eagle on argent; the second is tierced per fess of sable, argent and gules. The eagle represents the membership of the village to the Tyrol, while the colors sable, argent and gules are those of the city. The emblem was granted in 1528 by Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.13% of the population speak German and 3.87% Italian as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 96.51% 96.13%
Italian 3.37% 3.87%
Ladin 0.12% 0.00%

Demographic evolution[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Glurns at Wikimedia Commons