Völs am Schlern

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Völs am Schlern
Gemeinde Völs am Schlern  (German)
Comune di Fiè allo Sciliar  (Italian)
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
Location of Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern is located in Italy
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
Location of Völs am Schlern in Italy
Völs am Schlern is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°31′N 11°30′E / 46.517°N 11.500°E / 46.517; 11.500Coordinates: 46°31′N 11°30′E / 46.517°N 11.500°E / 46.517; 11.500
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniBlumau (Prato all'Isarco), Oberaicha (Aica di Sopra), Peterbühl, St. Anton (S. Antonio), Obervöls (Fiè di Sopra), Prösels (Presule), Prösler Ried (Novale di Presule), St. Kathrein (Santa Caterina), St. Konstantin (San Costantino), Ums (Umes), Unteraicha (Aica di Sotto), Untervöls (Fiè di Sotto), Völser Ried (Novale di Fiè)
Government
 • MayorOthmar Stampfer
Area
 • Total44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Elevation
880 m (2,890 ft)
Population
(Nov. 2010)
 • Total3,463
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Völser
Italian: di Fiè
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39050
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

Völs am Schlern (German pronunciation: [fœls am ˈʃlɛrn]; Italian: Fiè allo Sciliar [ˈfjɛ allo ʃʃiˈljar]; Ladin: Fíe or Fië), often abbreviated to Völs, is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is located at the foot of the Schlern mountain, about 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 3,463 and an area of 44.4 square kilometres (17.1 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Völs am Schlern contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Blumau (Prato all'Isarco), Oberaicha (Aica di Sopra), Peterbühl, St. Anton (S. Antonio), Obervöls (Fiè di Sopra), Prösels (Presule), Prösler Ried (Novale di Presule), St. Kathrein (Santa Caterina), St. Konstantin (San Costantino), Ums (Umes), Unteraicha (Aica di Sotto), Untervöls (Fiè di Sotto), and Völser Ried (Novale di Fiè).

Prösels Castle.

Völs am Schlern borders the following municipalities: Kastelruth, Karneid, Ritten and Tiers.

To visit is the Prösels Castle.

History[edit]

The hamlet appears for the first time in the Carolingian period in a deed issued by king Arnolf in 888 named as „Fellis“, then located within the Bavarian duchy („in Bauuariae partibus sita inter montana“).[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is party per cross, the first and the fourth are sable with central band of argent, the first represents a cross and the fourth a rose both on gules. The second and third a column of argent with an or crown on a gules background. The emblem is a combination of the insignias of three local families, the first and fourth the Knights of Völs and Prösels and the third the Count Colonna. The emblem was adopted in 1966.[3]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 94.92% of the population speak German, 4.46% Italian and 0.62% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Culture[edit]

Music[edit]

Every summer Semper Music International Festival brings internationally renowned musicians and students from all over the world to Vōls am Schlern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Martin Bitschnau; Hannes Obermair (2009). Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Abteilung: Die Urkunden zur Geschichte des Inn-, Eisack- und Pustertals. Vol. 1: Bis zum Jahr 1140. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. pp. 78s, no. 109. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8.
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Völs am Schlern
  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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Völs am Schlern at Wikimedia Commons