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Gemeinde Lajen
Comune di Laion
Church of Our Lady
Church of Our Lady
Lajen is located in Italy
Location of Lajen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°34′E / 46.600°N 11.567°E / 46.600; 11.567
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Albions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza), Tschöfas (Ceves)
 • Mayor Stefan Leiter
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 1,093 m (3,586 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 2,610
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Lajener
Italian: laionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Lajen (German pronun­cia­tion: [ˈlaˑjən]; Italian: Laion [laˈjon]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,610 and an area of 37 square kilometres (14 sq mi).[1]

Lajen borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Kastelruth, Klausen, Urtijëi, Villanders, Villnöß and Waidbruck.


The municipality of Lajen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Albions, Freins (Fraina), Ried (Novale), St. Peter (San Pietro), Tanirz (Tanurza) and Tschöfas (Ceves).


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 89.93% of the population speak German, 3.93% Italian and 6.14% Ladin as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "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 Lajen at Wikimedia Commons