Tirol, South Tyrol
Comune di Tirolo
The village of Tirol
|Province / Metropolitan city||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||St. Peter (San Pietro)|
|• Mayor||Erich Ratschiller|
|• Total||25.6 km2 (9.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||594 m (1,949 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||96/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Tirol (German pronunciation: [tiˈroˑl]; Italian: Tirolo [tiˈrɔːlo]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.
As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 2,469 and an area of 25.6 square kilometres (9.9 sq mi).
The name of the historical region of Tyrol, stems from the Castle Tyrol, which is located in the village.
The municipality of Tirol contains the frazione (subdivision) St. Peter (San Pietro).
The coat shows an eagle of gules on argent background, surmounted by a vert lime branch. The insignia has medieval origins and was the coat of the Counts of Tirol who took their name from Tirol Castle. The emblem was granted in 1970 when the branch was added.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Tirol
- "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.
- (in German) (in Italian) Homepage of the municipality
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