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Gemeinde Welschnofen
Comune di Nova Levante
Welschnofen 1.jpg
Welschnofen is located in Italy
Location of Welschnofen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°26′N 11°33′E / 46.433°N 11.550°E / 46.433; 11.550Coordinates: 46°26′N 11°33′E / 46.433°N 11.550°E / 46.433; 11.550
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Markus Dejori
 • Total 50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,910
 • Density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Welschnofner
Italian: novalevantini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39056
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Welschnofen (German pronunciation: [vɛlʃn̩'oˑfn̩]; Italian: Nova Levante [ˈnɔːva leˈvante]) is a comune (municipality) in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of the city of Bolzano.


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,910 and an area of 50.8 square kilometres (19.6 sq mi).[1]

Welschnofen borders the following municipalities: Karneid, Moena, Deutschnofen, Pozza di Fassa, Predazzo, Tiers, and Vigo di Fassa.



The escutcheon is party per quarterly: the 1st and the 4th represent an or rampant lion on sable, the arms of the Judge Bartlmä von Pretzenberg which has had an estate in the municipality. In the 2nd and 3rd quarter an azure mountain is surmounted by an argent pretzels on gules. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 94.00% of the population speak German, 5.53% Italian and 0.47% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Welschnofen
  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]

Media related to Welschnofen at Wikimedia Commons