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Comune di Vadena
Gemeinde Pfatten
Vadena is located in Italy
Location of Vadena in Italy
Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°18′E / 46.417°N 11.300°E / 46.417; 11.300Coordinates: 46°25′N 11°18′E / 46.417°N 11.300°E / 46.417; 11.300
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol
Frazioni Piccolongo (Piglon)
 • Mayor Dott. Ing. Alessandro Beati
 • Total 13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation 243 m (797 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,005
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Italian: vadenesi
German: Pfattner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39051
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Vadena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvaːdena]; German: Pfatten [ˈpfatn̩]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano. It is one of only five mainly Italian speaking municipalities in South Tyrol.


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,005 and an area of 13.5 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi).[1]

Vadena borders the following municipalities: Auer, Bolzano, Bronzolo, Eppan, Kaltern, Laives and Tramin.


The municipality of Vadena contains the frazione (subdivision) Piccolongo (Piglon) and is home to the medieval castle of Laimburg.



The emblem is party per fess of argent and vert with a thin fess of argent under the division. In the first part is depicted in a central position, a green mountain with the ruins of a tower, and on each side two highest mountains. In the second part is a thin barry wavy of argent. The emblem symbolizes the geographical position of the municipality: the ruins of the tower represent the Laimburg Castle, the two peaks the Mitterberg, the thin band the motorway A22 and that wavy the river Adige. The coat of arms was granted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 61.50% of the population speak Italian, 38.06% German and 0.44% Ladin as first language.[3]

Language 2001[4] 2011[3]
German 42.40% 38.06%
Italian 57.09% 61.50%
Ladin 0.51% 0.44%

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Vadena
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 17, table 10

External links[edit]

Media related to Vadena at Wikimedia Commons