Gemeinde Kastelbell-Tschars
Comune di Castelbello-Ciardes

Coat of arms

Location of Kastelbell-Tschars in Italy

Coordinates: 46°38′N 10°54′E / 46.633°N 10.900°E / 46.633; 10.900Coordinates: 46°38′N 10°54′E / 46.633°N 10.900°E / 46.633; 10.900
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Kastelbell (Castelbello), Tschars (Ciardes), Freiberg (Montefranco), Galsaun (Colsano), Juval (Juvale), Latschinig (Lacinigo), Tomberg (Montefontana), Trumsberg (Montetrumes)
  Mayor Gustav Tappeiner
  Total 53.9 km2 (20.8 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
  Total 2,387
  Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Kastelbeller or Tscharscher
Italian: castelbellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39020
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Kastelbell-Tschars (German pronunciation: [ˌkastəlˈbɛl-tʃaˑrs]; Italian: Castelbello-Ciardes [kaˌstɛlˈbɛllo ˈtʃardes]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,387 and an area of 53.9 square kilometres (20.8 sq mi).[1]

Kastelbell-Tschars borders the following municipalities: Latsch, Naturns, Schnals and Ulten.



The emblem is a gules mill wheel, with eight paddles, on argent background. It retakes the insignia of Counts Hendl owners of the castle from 1531 to 1949.[2]


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 98.72% of the population speak German and 1.28% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Heraldry of the World: Kastelbell-Tschars
  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.

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