Lana, South Tyrol

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Marktgemeinde Lana
Comune di Lana
Lana Pano 99.jpg
Lana is located in Italy
Location of Lana in Italy
Coordinates: 46°37′N 11°09′E / 46.617°N 11.150°E / 46.617; 11.150Coordinates: 46°37′N 11°09′E / 46.617°N 11.150°E / 46.617; 11.150
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Völlan (Foiana), Pawigl (Pavicolo), Ackpfeif (Acquaviva)
 • Mayor Harald Stauder
 • Total 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 11,206
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Lananer
Italian: lanensi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 39011
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website
Directory to Lana and St. Pankraz

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.[1]



The emblem represents a Teutonic cross of sable, on argent, and a gules rampant lion on it. The lion is the arms of the Counts of Brandis who played a role in the development of the village. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 91.84% of Lana's population speak German, 7.90% Italian, and 0.26% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


Notable people[edit]



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.


  1. ^ Olt, Reinhard (28 September 2000). "Am Eisack (Isarco) und an der Etsch (Adige) Namen in Südtirol wecken nationale Leidenschaften". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Lana
  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 Lana at Wikimedia Commons