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Gemeinde Prags
Comune di Braies
Prags is located in Italy
Location of Prags in Italy
Coordinates: 46°43′N 12°8′E / 46.717°N 12.133°E / 46.717; 12.133Coordinates: 46°43′N 12°8′E / 46.717°N 12.133°E / 46.717; 12.133
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außerprags (Braies di Fuori), Innerprags (Braies di Dentro), St. Veit (San Vito), Schmieden (Ferrara).
 • Mayor Friedrich Mittermair
 • Total 89.2 km2 (34.4 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 657
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Pragser
Italian: di Braies
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Prags (German pronunciation: [praks]; Italian: Braies [ˈbraːjes]; Ladin: Braies) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 657 and an area of 89.2 square kilometres (34.4 sq mi).[1]

Prags is located in the Prags valley in the northern Dolomites. The valley is split into two branches, the western one ending at the Pragser Wildsee, a mountain lake, the eastern one at the Plätzwiese, an extended alpine pasture.

Prags borders the following municipalities: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Toblach, Mareo, Welsberg-Taisten, Olang, and Niederdorf.


The municipality of Prags contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerprags (Braies di Fuori), Innerprags (Braies di Dentro), Schmieden (Ferrara) and St. Veit (San Vito).



The emblem represents a stag on a mountain with three vert peaks, crossed by a wavy stream of argent. The emblem was granted in 1968.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 99.23% of the population speak German, 0.61% Italian and 0.15% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 1991 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 97.47% 96.89% 99.23%
Italian 2.02% 2.79% 0.61%
Ladin 0.51% 0.33% 0.15%

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Prags
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 17, table 10

External links[edit]

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