Prettau

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Prettau
Comune
Gemeinde Prettau
Comune di Predoi
Prettau
Prettau
Coat of arms of Prettau
Coat of arms
Prettau is located in Italy
Prettau
Prettau
Location of Prettau in Italy
Coordinates: 47°2′N 12°6′E / 47.033°N 12.100°E / 47.033; 12.100Coordinates: 47°2′N 12°6′E / 47.033°N 12.100°E / 47.033; 12.100
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Government
 • Mayor Robert Alexander Steger
Area
 • Total 86.7 km2 (33.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,475 m (4,839 ft)
Population (Dec. 2015)
 • Total 571
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Prettauer
Italian: di Predoi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39030
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Prettau (German pronunciation: [prɛˈtaʊ̯]; Italian: Predoi [preˈdɔi]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol, a province in northern Italy, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.

Geography[edit]

As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 571 and an area of 86.7 square kilometres (33.5 sq mi).[1] It is the northernmost comune of Italy.

Prettau borders the following municipalities: Brandberg (Austria), Sand in Taufers, Krimml (Austria), Prägraten am Großvenediger (Austria), Sankt Jakob in Defereggen (Austria), and Ahrntal.

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.33% of the population speak German and 2.67% Italian as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

A typical carved wooden mask from Prettau

Bibliography[edit]

  • Stefan Steinhauser, Eduard Tasser: Prettau – Bilder, Fakten, Geschichten. Prettau 2008 Download (25 MB)

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "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 Prettau at Wikimedia Commons