Comune di Sesto
|Province / Metropolitan city||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Kiniger (Quiniga), Mitterberg (Monte di Mezzo), Schmieden (Ferrara), St. Veit (San Vito), Moos (Moso)|
|• Mayor||Fritz Egarter|
|• Total||80 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,310 m (4,300 ft)|
|• Density||24/km2 (63/sq mi)|
Italian: di Sesto
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The town sits in a branch of the Puster Valley, near Innichen and Toblach, where the Drava rises. The district borders East Tyrol, Austria, to the north and the border is formed by the Carnic Alps. To the south lie the eponymous Sexten Dolomites and nature park, which includes the famous Drei Zinnen (Tre Cime di Lavaredo).
The village's name is of Latin origin: ad horam sexta, meaning "at six-hour", referred to its location south to Innichen. Sexta is documented starting from 965 AD. During World War I, Sexten was on the front line between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and suffered much damage.
It was conquered by Italy in November 1918. Later it received further fortifications during the Fascist Era.
The emblem is azure and represents three argent peaks with a sable chamois standing in the centre; the three peaks symbolize the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The emblem was granted in 1972 but was in use before World War I.
Sexten is twinned with:
- All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
- "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.
- Heraldry of the World: Sexten
Media related to Sexten at Wikimedia Commons
- (in German) (in Italian) Homepage of the municipality
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