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This article is about the Italian commune. For the village in Liechtenstein, see Mäls. For other uses, see MALS (disambiguation).
Gemeinde Mals
Comune di Malles Venosta
Mals is located in Italy
Location of Mals in Italy
Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Burgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo)
 • Mayor Ulrich Veith
 • Total 246.7 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,051 m (3,448 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 5,092
 • Density 21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Malser
Italian: mallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39024
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Mals (German pronunciation: [mals]; Italian: Malles Venosta [ˈmallez veˈnɔsta]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland and Austria.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,092 and an area of 246.7 square kilometres (95.3 sq mi).[1]

Mals borders the following municipalities: Graun im Vinschgau, Glurns, Laas, Scuol (Switzerland), Schnals, Sent (Switzerland), Schlanders, Schluderns, Sölden (Austria), and Taufers im Münstertal.


The municipality of Mals contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Burgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), and Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo).



The emblem is party per fess: the upper of gules a fess argent, at the bottom or three gules circles arranged in a triangle upside-down. It is the combination of coats of arms of the House of Austria and Medici. The emblem was adopted in 1928.[2]



Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.92% of the population speak German, 3.00% Italian and 0.08% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Mals
  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. 

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