Lana, South Tyrol
Comune di Lana
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Fraktionen: Völlan (Foiana), Pawigl (Pavicolo), Ackpfeif (Acquaviva)|
|• Mayor||Harald Stauder|
|• Total||36.12 km2 (13.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|• Density||340/km2 (880/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Lana (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlaːna]; German pronunciation: [ˈlaːna]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is situated in the Etschtal (Etsch Valley) between Bolzano and Merano and at the entrance to the Ultental. The population rose to 11,206 in 2010.
It is one of the three municipalities of South Tyrol whose name remained unchanged by the early 20th-century renaming programme which aimed at replacing mostly German place names with Italianised versions, the other two being Gais and Plaus.
The emblem displays argent, a Teutonic cross sable, and a lion rampant gules over all. The lion is taken from the arms of the Counts of Brandis who played a role in the development of the village. The emblem was adopted in 1967.
- Father Joseph Ohrwalder (1856 in Lana - 1913 in Sudan) a Roman Catholic priest, who was taken captive by the Mahdists in Sudan
- Robert Schälzky (1882 – 1948) was the 61st Grand Master of the Teutonic Order 1936 to 1948; he died in Lana
- Hans Andersag (1902-1955) a scientist who discovered chloroquine
- Karl Zuegg (1914 – 2005) an Italian entrepreneur, MD of the Lana fruit juice and jam company Zuegg, between 1940 and 1986
- Armin Zöggeler (born 1974) a retired Italian luger and double Olympic champion, he lives in Lana
Lana is a village which is divided into three parts: Oberlana, Mitterlana and Niederlana. It is a popular tourist spot offering sports such as tennis, football, golf, minigolf and ice-skating among others. During summer, locals and tourists alike enjoy swimming, hiking and cycling because there are a lot of good cycle paths.
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- Heraldry of the World: Lana
- "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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