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Gemeinde Proveis
Comune di Proves
Proveis is located in Italy
Location of Proveis in Italy
Coordinates: 46°29′N 11°1′E / 46.483°N 11.017°E / 46.483; 11.017Coordinates: 46°29′N 11°1′E / 46.483°N 11.017°E / 46.483; 11.017
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Ulrich Gamper
 • Total 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 274
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Proveiser
Italian: provesini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0463
Website Official website

Proveis (German pronunciation: [proˈfaɪ̯s]; Italian: Proves [proˈves]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, Proveis had a population of 274 and an area of 18.5 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi).[1]

Proveis borders the following municipalities: Cagnò, Laurein, Rumo and Ulten.



The emblem represents a black grouse or square, with the sides curved and the corners decorated with shamrock on azure. The pheasant symbolizes that the place was once famous for hunting; the four vertices represent the four original German-speaking municipalities of Non Valley: Laurein, Proveis, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde and St. Felix, the last two united. The emblem was adopted in 1966.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.71% of the population speak German and 2.29% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Proveis at Wikimedia Commons