St. Leonhard in Passeier

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
Gemeinde St. Leonhard in Passeier
Comune di San Leonardo in Passiria
Birthplace of Andreas Hofer
Birthplace of Andreas Hofer
Coat of arms of St. Leonhard in Passeier
Coat of arms
St. Leonhard in Passeier is located in Italy
St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier
Location of St. Leonhard in Passeier in Italy
Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°15′E / 46.817°N 11.250°E / 46.817; 11.250Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°15′E / 46.817°N 11.250°E / 46.817; 11.250
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Walten (Valtina), Schweinsteg (Sant'Orsola)
 • Mayor Konrad Pfitscher
 • Total 88.4 km2 (34.1 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,547
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Sankt Leonharder
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 39015
Dialing code 0437
Website Official website

St. Leonhard in Passeier (German pronunciation: [saŋkt ˈleˑɔnhart ɪn paˈsaɪ̯ɐ]; Italian: San Leonardo in Passiria [san leoˈnardo im pasˈsiːrja]) is a comune (municipality) in the Passeier Valley in South Tyrol, northern Italy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,547 and an area of 88.4 square kilometres (34.1 sq mi).[1]

Its bordering municipalities are Moos in Passeier, Ratschings, Riffian, St Martin in Passeier, Sarntal, and Schenna.


The municipality of St. Leonhard in Passeier contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Walten (Valtina) and Schweinsteg (Sant'Orsola).



The shield is sable a curved pile reversed or. It is the sign of the Lords of Passeier who lived in Jaufenburg Castle in the 13th and 14th centuries. The coat of arms was granted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.83% of the population speak German, 1.05% Italian and 0.12% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: St. Leonhard in Passeier
  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]

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