Neumarkt, South Tyrol
Comune di Egna
View from the south
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Laag (Laghetti), Mazon (Mazzon), St. Florian (San Floriano), Vill (Villa)|
|• Mayor||Horst Pichler (South Tyrolean People's Party)|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||214 m (702 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Saint day||6 December|
Neumarkt (literally "new market"; German pronunciation: [ˈnɔɪ̯markt]; Italian: Egna [ˈeɲɲa]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the city of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,001 and an area of 23 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi).
Neumarkt is the chief town of the Überetsch-Unterland district. It is the main cultural, historical and artistic center with a very nice old town. The agglomeration includes the neighborhoods of Vill, Laag and Mazon. In the entire district Neumarkt is only the third most populated town after Laives and Eppan, which are agglomerated to the capital city Bolzano.
The town is situated on the plain, elevation 214 metres (702 ft), on the left side of the Adige river.
Neumarkt was a Roman village on the Claudia Augusta road; it was called Endidae. The sightseeing include the arcades of the old town, the parish church, the Local Culture Museum and the church of Vill.
The escutcheon is party per pale, the left side represents the argent crescent moon on a gules background; in the right side a gules cross, with shortened arms, on aa argent background. In a document dated 1395 Albrecht of Austria, brother of Duke Rudolf IV of Austria granted to the village, then called Newnmarkt, the use of the arms. The emblem was granted in 1967.
Lilli Gruber, a journalist, was born in Neumarkt.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Neumarkt
- "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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