Niederdorf, South Tyrol

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Gemeinde Niederdorf
Comune di Villabassa
Niederdorf Dolomiten 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Niederdorf
Coat of arms
Niederdorf is located in Italy
Location of Niederdorf in Italy
Coordinates: 46°44′N 12°11′E / 46.733°N 12.183°E / 46.733; 12.183
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Herbert Fauster
 • Total 17.8 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,154 m (3,786 ft)
Population (Nov.2010[1])
 • Total 1,469
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Niederdorfer
Italian: di Villabassa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39039
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Niederdorf (German pronun­cia­tion: [ˈniˑdɐdɔrf]; Italian: Villabassa [villaˈbassa]) is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy, about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Bolzano.


Niederdorf borders the following municipalities: Prags, Toblach, Welsberg-Taisten, and Gsies.



The emblem is per fess and the base per pale. The first show a sable eagle double-headed on or; in the second and third a half steinbock to face each other of or and sable. It’s the insignia of the Lords of Kurz von Thurn who ruled the village from 13th to 18th century. The emblem was granted in 1966.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 92.09% of the population speak German, 7.76% Italian and 0.15% Ladin as first language.[3]


  1. ^ Demographics after 1921 and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Niederdorf
  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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