La Val

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La Val
Comun de La Val
Comune di La Valle
Gemeinde Wengen
Coat of arms of La Val
Coat of arms
La Val is located in Italy
La Val
La Val
Location of La Val in Italy
Coordinates: 46°39′31″N 11°55′30″E / 46.65861°N 11.92500°E / 46.65861; 11.92500Coordinates: 46°39′31″N 11°55′30″E / 46.65861°N 11.92500°E / 46.65861; 11.92500
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Angelo Miribung
 • Total 39.0 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,307
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Italian: badiotti
German: Wengener
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0471
Patron saint St. Genesius
Saint day August 25
Website Official website

La Val (Italian: La Valle [la ˈvalle]; German: Wengen [ˈvɛŋɛn]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,307 and an area of 39.0 square kilometres (15.1 sq mi).[1]



The emblem consists of a vert branch, placed on bend, with two leaves on argent, it is the emblem of the family . The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.66% of the population speak Ladin, 1.53% Italian and 0.81% German as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]



In tourist centers people also speak some English. The religion is Roman Catholic.

The village lives of tourism (hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking) and agriculture. There is no ski tourism, but in winter shuttle buses transport tourists to the nearby ski resorts such as Alta Badia. There are more guests in winter than in summer.

Whereas in earlier decades the agricultural economy was to a large degree self-sufficient, it has become meanwhile more of a monoculture based on cattle.

Down the valley at the Gran Ega river in Pederoa is a handicraft and industrial zone (shoes, textiles).

La Val (Wengen) borders the following municipalities: Badia, Mareo and San Martin de Tor.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: La Val
  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. 

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