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Gemeinde Hafling
Comune di Avelengo
Church of St. John.
Church of St. John.
Coat of arms of Hafling
Coat of arms
Hafling is located in Italy
Location of Hafling in Italy
Coordinates: 46°39′N 11°14′E / 46.650°N 11.233°E / 46.650; 11.233
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Andreas Peer
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 756
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Haflinger
Italian: di Avelengo
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Hafling (Italian: Avelengo) is an Italian comune (municipality).

Hafling is located in South Tyrol in northern Italy, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 756 and an area of 27.4 square kilometres (10.6 sq mi).[1]

Hafling borders the following municipalities: Merano, Sarntal, Schenna and Vöran.


A group of Haflinger in Hafling

The city gave its name to the Haflinger breed of horses.

Coat of arms[edit]

The emblem is a natural breed Haflinger horse, on a mountain with three vert peaks, through a pine tree. The mountain and the pine symbolize that the village is located at high elevation. The coat of arms was granted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.58%of the population spoke German, 2.42% Italian as first language.[3]

Language 1991 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 97.96% 97.67% 97.58%
Italian 2.04% 2.33% 2.42%
Ladin 0% 0% 0%


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Hafling
  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 Hafling at Wikimedia Commons