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Gemeinde Rodeneck
Comune di Rodengo
Coat of arms of Rodeneck
Coat of arms
Rodeneck is located in Italy
Location of Rodeneck in Italy
Coordinates: 46°47′N 11°41′E / 46.783°N 11.683°E / 46.783; 11.683
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Ahnerberg, Fröllerberg (Frella), Gifen (Chivo), Nauders, Spisses (Spissa), Sankt Pauls (San Paolo), Vill (Villa)
 • Mayor Klaus Faller
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 885 m (2,904 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010[1])
 • Total 1,184
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Rodenecker
Italian: di Rodengo
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39037
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website
For the town in Lombardy, see Rodengo-Saiano.

Rodeneck (German pronunciation: [ˈrodɛnɛk]; Italian: Rodengo [roˈdeɲɡo]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.


Rodeneck borders the following municipalities: Kiens, Lüsen, Mühlbach, Natz-Schabs, St. Lorenzen and Vintl.



The presence of non-local flint and quartz fragments suggests that the area was inhabited by hunters during the middle Stone Age (5000 BC). The discovery of middle Bronze Age forts dates permanent settlement to at least 1500 BC.

The community was mentioned by name for the first time in the Actum Rotungun of 1050 AD as a place that made donations to the bishop. In the following centuries, the name has appeared in a variety of forms. Between 1140 and 1147 Bishop Hartmann of Brixen made the town an alod and bestowed it upon his ministerialis Frederick II and his wife Gerbirg, who built a castle there.[2]

At the start of the 19th century Rodeneck became an independent municipality, administered from 1822 by its own mayor. In 1926, the municipality lost its autonomy and became part of the municipality of Mühlbach, and then winning back its independence in 1955 after a long struggle.


The emblem is azure a chevron argent. It is the insignia of the Lords of Rodank who built the Rodenegg Castle in 1140. The coat of arms was granted in 1969.[3]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 99.65% of the population speak German, 0.26% Italian and 0.09% Ladin as first language.[4]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Freed, pp. 239-241
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Rodeneck
  4. ^ "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. 


  • Freed, John B. (1995). Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press).

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