Mühlwald

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Mühlwald
Gemeinde Mühlwald
Comune di Selva dei Molini
Location of Mühlwald
Mühlwald is located in Italy
Mühlwald
Mühlwald
Location of Mühlwald in Italy
Mühlwald is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Mühlwald
Mühlwald
Mühlwald (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
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
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniAußermühlwald, Lappach (Lappago)
Government
 • MayorPaul Niederbrunner
Area
 • Total104.79 km2 (40.46 sq mi)
Elevation
1,229 m (4,032 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,437
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Mühlwaldner
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39030
Dialing code0474
WebsiteOfficial 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.

Geography[edit]

As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 1,442 and an area of 104.7 square kilometres (40.4 sq mi).[3]

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.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

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.[4]

Society[edit]

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.[5]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Heraldry of the World: Mühlwald
  5. ^ "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