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Gemeinde Mühlwald
Comune di Selva dei Molini
Mühlwald is located in Italy
Location of Mühlwald in Italy
Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°52′E / 46.883°N 11.867°E / 46.883; 11.867Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°52′E / 46.883°N 11.867°E / 46.883; 11.867
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außermühlwald, Lappach (Lappago)
 • Mayor Paul Niederbrunner
 • Total 104.7 km2 (40.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,229 m (4,032 ft)
Population (Dec. 2015)
 • Total 1,447
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Mühlwaldner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Mühlwald (German pronunciation: [ˈmyˑlvalt]; Italian: Selva dei Molini [ˈselva dei moˈliːni]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol, a province in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.


As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 1,442 and an area of 104.7 square kilometres (40.4 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Mühlwald contains the frazioni of (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außermühlwald and Lappach (Lappago).

Mühlwald borders the following municipalities: Sand in Taufers, Kiens, Pfalzen, Finkenberg (Austria), Gais, Terenten, Pfitsch, Ahrntal, and Vintl.



The emblem represents four fir-trees, touching the edge at the top and a water wheel on the bottom, all on a silver background. The trees symbolize the forest and the wheel the mill depicting the name of the place. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2001 census, 98.90% of the population speak German, 0.90% Italian and 0.21% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


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