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Gemeinde Laurein
Comune di Lauregno
Laurein is located in Italy
Location of Laurein in Italy
Coordinates: 46°27′N 11°4′E / 46.450°N 11.067°E / 46.450; 11.067Coordinates: 46°27′N 11°4′E / 46.450°N 11.067°E / 46.450; 11.067
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Hartmann Thaler
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 346
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Laureiner
Italian: lauregnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0436
Website Official website

Laurein (German pronunciation: [laʊ̯ˈraɪ̯n]; Italian: Lauregno [lauˈreɲɲo]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 346 and an area of 14.2 square kilometres (5.5 sq mi).[1]

Laurein borders the following municipalities: Brez, Cagnò, Castelfondo, Cloz, Proveis, Revò, St. Pankraz and Ulten.



The emblem represents a sable plough on or square, with the sides curved and the corners decorated with shamrock on azure. The plough symbolizes the reclamation of the fields and their processing; the four vertices represent the four original German-speaking municipalities of Non Valley: Laurein, Proveis, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde and St. Felix. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.71% of the population speak German and 3.29% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World Laurein
  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 Laurein at Wikimedia Commons