Prad am Stilfser Joch

Prad am Stilfser Joch (German pronunciation: [praˑt am ˈʃtɪlfsɐ jɔx]; Italian: Prato allo Stelvio [ˈpraːto ˈallo ˈstɛlvjo]), often abbreviated to Prad, is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland, and near the Stelvio Pass.

Prad am Stilfser Joch
Marktgemeinde Prad aSJ
Comune di Prato aS
The village viewed from north
The village viewed from north
Coat of arms of Prad am Stilfser Joch
Coat of arms
Location of Prad am Stilfser Joch
Prad am Stilfser Joch is located in Italy
Prad am Stilfser Joch
Prad am Stilfser Joch
Location of Prad am Stilfser Joch in Italy
Prad am Stilfser Joch is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Prad am Stilfser Joch
Prad am Stilfser Joch
Prad am Stilfser Joch (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°37′N 10°36′E / 46.617°N 10.600°E / 46.617; 10.600Coordinates: 46°37′N 10°36′E / 46.617°N 10.600°E / 46.617; 10.600
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniLichtenberg (Montechiaro)
Government
 • MayorRafael Alber
Area
 • Total51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation
915 m (3,002 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2015)[2]
 • Total3.474
 • Density0.068/km2 (0.18/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Prader
Italian: pratesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39026
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 3,474 and an area of 51.4 square kilometres (19.8 sq mi).[3]

The municipality of Prad contains the frazione (subdivision) Lichtenberg (Montechiaro).

Prad borders the following municipalities: Glurns, Laas, Schluderns, Stilfs, Taufers im Münstertal and Müstair (Switzerland).

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

The emblem shows three or ears of wheat, in a gules field on azure. The bottom is red. The wheat symbolizes the importance played by the cereal growing in the municipality. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[4]

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 97.21% of the population speak German, 2.73% Italian and 0.06% Ladin as first language.[5]

Demographic evolutionEdit

SportEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Heraldry of the World: Prad am Stilfser Joch
  5. ^ "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 linksEdit

  Media related to Prad am Stilfser Joch at Wikimedia Commons