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Gemeinde Ratschings
Comune di Racines
Ratschings is located in Italy
Location of Ratschings in Italy
Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°24′E / 46.883°N 11.400°E / 46.883; 11.400Coordinates: 46°53′N 11°24′E / 46.883°N 11.400°E / 46.883; 11.400
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außerratschings, Innerratschings, Gasteig (Casateia), Mareit (Mareta), Ridnaun (Ridanna), Telfes (Telves), Jaufental (Valgiovo)
 • Mayor Sebastian Helfer (SVP)
 • Total 203.6 km2 (78.6 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 4,363
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Ratschingser
Italian: di Racines
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Ratschings (German pronunciation: [raˈtʃɪŋs]; Italian: Racines [raˈtʃiːnes]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 4,363 and an area of 203.6 square kilometres (78.6 sq mi).[1]

Ratschings borders the following municipalities: Brenner, Freienfeld, Moos in Passeier, St. Leonhard in Passeier, Sarntal, Sterzing, Neustift im Stubaital (Austria) and Sölden (Austria).


The municipality of Ratschings contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerratschings, Innerratschings, Gasteig (Casateia), Mareit (Mareta), Ridnaun (Ridanna), Telfes (Telves), and Jaufental (Valgiovo).



The emblem show a rampant argent wolf on azure. The arms is similar to that of Wolf von Mareit, but with the opposite colors. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.77% of the population speak German, 2.14% Italian and 0.10% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]



  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Ratschings
  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 Ratschings at Wikimedia Commons