Riffian, South Tyrol

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Gemeinde Riffian
Comune di Rifiano
Riffian is located in Italy
Location of Riffian in Italy
Coordinates: 46°42′N 11°11′E / 46.700°N 11.183°E / 46.700; 11.183Coordinates: 46°42′N 11°11′E / 46.700°N 11.183°E / 46.700; 11.183
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Magdfeld, Vernuer (Vernurio)
 • Mayor Franz Pixner
 • Total 35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,306
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Riffianer
Italian: di Rifiano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Riffian (German pronunciation: [ˈrɪfɪan]; Italian: Rifiano [riˈfjaːno]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,306 and an area of 35.8 square kilometres (13.8 sq mi).[1]

Riffian borders the following municipalities: Kuens, Moos in Passeier, St. Leonhard in Passeier, St. Martin in Passeier, Schenna, and Tirol.


The municipality of Riffian contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Magdfeld and Vernuer (Vernurio).



The emblem represents a bell tower, with the bell box and the onion dome, on azure; it is the symbol of the local church in the village. The emblem was adopted in 1968.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.76% of the population speak German, 1.85% Italian and 0.39% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


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