Tirol, South Tyrol

Gemeinde Tirol
Comune di Tirolo

The village of Tirol

Location of Tirol in Italy

Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°9′E / 46.683°N 11.150°E / 46.683; 11.150Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°9′E / 46.683°N 11.150°E / 46.683; 11.150
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni St. Peter (San Pietro)
  Mayor Erich Ratschiller
  Total 25.6 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Elevation 594 m (1,949 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
  Total 2,469
  Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Tiroler
Italian: tirolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39019
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Tirol (German pronunciation: [tiˈroˑl]; Italian: Tirolo [tiˈrɔːlo]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 2,469 and an area of 25.6 square kilometres (9.9 sq mi).[1]

Tirol borders the following municipalities: Kuens, Algund, Merano, Moos in Passeier, Partschins, Riffian, and Schenna.

The name of the historical region of Tyrol, stems from the Castle Tyrol, which is located in the village.


The municipality of Tirol contains the frazione (subdivision) St. Peter (San Pietro).



The coat shows an eagle of gules on argent background, surmounted by a vert lime branch. The insignia has medieval origins and was the coat of the Counts of Tirol who took their name from Tirol Castle. The emblem was granted in 1970 when the branch was added.[2]


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 96.89% of the population speak German, 2.89% Italian and 0.22% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution


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