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Gemeinde Jenesien
Comune di San Genesio Atesino
Jenesien is located in Italy
Location of Jenesien in Italy
Coordinates: 46°32′N 11°20′E / 46.533°N 11.333°E / 46.533; 11.333Coordinates: 46°32′N 11°20′E / 46.533°N 11.333°E / 46.533; 11.333
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Afing (Avigna), Flaas (Valas), Glaning (Cologna), Nobls (Montoppio)
 • Mayor Paul Romen
 • Total 69.0 km2 (26.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 2,952
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Jenesier
Italian: di San Genesio
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Jenesien (German pronunciation: [jeˈnesɪən]; Italian: San Genesio Atesino [san dʒeˈnɛːzjo ateˈziːno]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,952 and an area of 69.0 square kilometres (26.6 sq mi).[1]

Jenesien borders the following municipalities: Bolzano, Mölten, Ritten, Sarntal, and Terlan.


The municipality of Jenesien contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Afing (Avigna), Flaas (Valas), Glaning (Cologna) and Nobls (Montoppio).



The emblem is argent party per bend and five piles of gules, coming out of the diagonal division. It is the insignia of the Lords of Goldegg who lived in the village from 1190 to 1473. The emblem was adopted in 1966.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.79% of the population speak German, 3.07% Italian and 0.14% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Jenesien is twinned with:


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Jenesien
  3. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jenesien at Wikimedia Commons