Wipptal (district)

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Vinschgau
District
Comunità comprensoriale Alta Valle Isarco
Bezirksgemeinschaft Wipptal
Wipptal district (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol
Wipptal district (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol
Country  Italy
Autonomous region  Trentino-Alto Adige
Autonomous province  South Tyrol
Established 1980
Administrative seat Sterzing (Vipiteno)
Area
 • Total 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 19,279
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Website www.wipptal.org

Wipp Valley (Italian: Alta Vall'Isarco [ˈalta ˌvalliˈzarko]; German: Wipptal) is a district (Italian: comprensorio, German: Bezirksgemeinschaft) in the northern part of the Italian province of South Tyrol. It comprises the South Tyrolean part of the larger geographically defined Wipptal, stretching from Brenner Pass in the north down the upper Eisack (Isarco) river to Franzensfeste in the south. It was separated from neighbouring Eisacktal district in 1980.

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According to the 2001 census, 85.31% of the population of the valley speak German, 14.32% Italian and 0.37% Ladin as mother language.[1]

Municipalities of the Wipptal district

The following six municipalities are part of the district of the Wipp Valley:

  1. Brenner
  2. Freienfeld
  3. Franzensfeste
  4. Ratschings
  5. Pfitsch
  6. Sterzing (district capital)

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