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Toblach

Toblach
Comune
Gemeinde Toblach
Comune di Dobbiaco
Toblach is located in Italy
Toblach
Toblach
Location of Toblach in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Aufkirchen, Wahlen
Government
 • Mayor Guido Bocher
Area
 • Total 126.6 km2 (48.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,241 m (4,072 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 3,283
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym German: Toblacher or Toblinger
Italian: dobbiacensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39034
Dialing code 0474
Saint day May 28
Website Official website

Toblach (Italian: Dobbiaco) is a comune/Gemeinde (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located in the Puster Valley about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Frazioni 1.1
  • History 2
    • Coat-of-arms 2.1
  • Artists 3
  • Society 4
    • Linguistic distribution 4.1
    • Demographic evolution 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 3,283 and an area of 126.6 square kilometres (48.9 sq mi).[1]

Toblach borders the following municipalities: Gsies, Innichen, Niederdorf, Prags, Auronzo di Cadore, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Innervillgraten (Austria).

The prominent mountain peaks, Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen are located nearby. The Drava/Drau also flows from the nearby mountains; other rivers in the comune include the Rienz.

Frazioni

The municipality of Toblach contains the frazione (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Aufkirchen/Santa Maria and Wahlen/San Silvestro.

History

Coat-of-arms

The escutcheon is divided vertically into two parts with a central circle, the colors are red and white alternating. It was the arms of the Lords of Herbstenburg who bought the castle in 1509 and ruled the village. The emblem was granted in 1967.[2]

Artists

Here, in a tiny wood cabin in the pine forests close to Toblach, in the summers of 1908–10 Gustav Mahler composed his ninth symphony, the last he completed, and Das Lied von der Erde, and also began work on his Symphony No. 10.

Society

Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 84.10% of the population speak German, 15.58% Italian and 0.32% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution

References

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

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • (German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality


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