St. Martin in Passeier

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St. Martin in Passeier
Gemeinde St. Martin in Passeier
Comune di San Martino in Passiria
St. Martin in Passeier with the parish church
St. Martin in Passeier with the parish church
St. Martin in Passeier is located in Italy
St. Martin in Passeier
St. Martin in Passeier
Location of St. Martin in Passeier in Italy
Coordinates: 46°47′N 11°14′E / 46.783°N 11.233°E / 46.783; 11.233Coordinates: 46°47′N 11°14′E / 46.783°N 11.233°E / 46.783; 11.233
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Saltaus (Saltusio), Quellenhof (Sorgente), Ried (Novale), Kalmtal (Valclava), Christl (Cresta), Flon (Vallone), Matatz (Montaccio)
 • Mayor Rosmarie Pamer
 • Total 30.5 km2 (11.8 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (Nov. 3137)
 • Total 3,137
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:St Martiner
Italian: di San Martino
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

St. Martin in Passeier (German pronunciation: [saŋkt ˈmartɪn ɪn paˈsaɪ̯ɐ]; Italian: San Martino in Passiria [sam marˈtiːno im pasˈsiːrja]) is a comune (municipality) in the Passeier Valley in South Tyrol, northern Italian, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,137 and an area of 30.5 square kilometres (11.8 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of St Martin in Passeier contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Saltaus (Saltusio), Quellenhof (Sorgente), Ried (Novale), Kalmtal (Valclava), Christl (Cresta), Flon (Vallone), and Matatz (Montaccio),

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



The coat of arms is argent and azure party per pale; in the first part is an azure halberd, in the second half an argent wheel, with four rays. The halberd symbolizes the privileges of the free farmers, while the wheel the village laboriousness.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 99.10% of the population speak German, 0.86% Italian and 0.03% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian)Tirol Atlas: St. Martin 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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