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Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige

Province of Bolzano
The Province of Bolzano, within the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige, is also an autonomous province of Italy with the name of South Tyrol (in German Bozen-Südtirol, in Italian Bolzano-Alto Adige, in Ladin Bulsan-Südtirol).
The province is officially trilingual (Italian, German and Ladin). Outside of the capital city the majority of inhabitants speak German as first language (in all, there are approx. 290,000 German-speaking South Tyroleans). There are also many bilingual people, and a small minority speak Ladin.

Provinces of Trentino-Alto Adige

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  • Area: 7,400 km²
  • Population: about 511,000 inhabitants in 2011
  • Population Density: 69 per sq km
  • Zip/postal codes: 39+XXX
  • Phone Area Codes: 0471, 0472, 0473, 0474
  • Car Plate: BZ
  • Communes: 116 communes
  • Official website: http://www.provinz.bz.it/

The Territory

The territory is almost completely mountainous, and extends on the Adige (Etsch in German) valley north of the town of Salurn; other important rivers are the Eisack, forming the Eisack valley, and Rienz, that flows in the Puster valley. The easternmost part of the province belongs to the Drave basin, tributary of the Danube. Other important towns are Brixen, Bruneck and Merano.

The Comuni in the Province

Aldino | Andriano | Anterivo | Appiano sulla Strada del Vino | Avelengo | Badia | Barbiano | Bolzano | Braies | Brennero | Bressanone | Bronzolo | Brunico | Caines | Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino | Campo di Trens | Campo Tures | Castelbello Ciardes | Castelrotto | Cermes | Chienes | Chiusa | Cornedo all'Isarco | Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino | Cortina sulla Strada del Vino | Corvara in Badia | Curon Venosta | Dobbiaco | Egna | Falzes | Fie allo Sciliar | Fortezza | Funes | Gais | Gargazzone | Glorenza | La Valle | Laces | Lagundo | Laion | Laives | Lana | Lasa | Lauregno | Luson | Magre sulla Strada del Vino | Malles Venosta | Marebbe | Marlengo | Martello | Meltina | Merano | Monguelfo | Montagna | Moso in Passiria | Nalles | Naturno | Naz Sciaves | Nova Levante | Nova Ponente | Ora | Ortisei | Parcines | Perca | Plaus | Ponte Gardena | Postal | Prato allo Stelvio | Predoi | Proves | Racines | Rasun Anterselva | Renon | Rifiano | Rio di Pusteria | Rodengo | Salorno | San Candido | San Genesio Atesino | San Leonardo in Passiria | San Lorenzo di Sebato | San Martino in Badia | San Martino in Passiria | San Pancrazio | Santa Cristina Valgardena | Sarentino | Scena | Selva dei Molini | Selva di Val Gardena | Senale San Felice | Senales | Sesto Pusteria | Silandro | Sluderno | Stelvio | Terento | Terlano | Termeno sulla Strada del Vino | Tesimo | Tires | Tirolo | Trodena | Tubre | Ultimo | Vadena | Val di Vizze | Valdaora | Valle Aurina | Valle di Casies | Vandoies | Varna | Velturno | Verano | Villabassa | Villandro | Vipiteno.