Bolzano

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Bolzano
Comune
Città di Bolzano
Stadt Bozen
Cathedral of Bolzano

Coat of arms
Bolzano is located in Italy
Bolzano
Location of Bolzano in Italy
Coordinates: 46°30′N 11°21′E / 46.5°N 11.35°E / 46.5; 11.35Coordinates: 46°30′N 11°21′E / 46.5°N 11.35°E / 46.5; 11.35
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Bolzano-Bozen (BZ)
Government
 • Mayor Luigi Spagnolli
Area
 • Total 52.34 km2 (20.21 sq mi)
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (March 31, 2008)
 • Total 101,063
 • Density 1,930.89/km2 (5,001.0/sq mi)
Demonym Italian: bolzanini
German: Bozner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39100
Dialing code 0471

Bolzano (Italian: Bolzano; German: Bozen; Ladin: Bulsan) is the capital city of the province of Bolzano-Bozen in northern Italy. Its population is 98.057 (March 2005) and the area of the municipality is 52.34 km2. The region of Alto Adige/Südtirol is mainly German speaking, but in the city there live more Italian speaking (73%). The German speaking population of the city is 26% and the Ladin speaking less than 1%. The foreigner are around 7%.

Bolzano is an international city with a trilingual English-German-Italian university (Free University of Bolzano), the European Academy (EURAC), a Business Innovation Centre (BIC), an international airport (ABD, daily flights to Rome and Munich), the Fair Area, the Archaeology Museum with the Frozen Fritz (the Iceman called here Ötzi), other important museums, a Tyrolean medieval centre with the typical arcades (Portici-Lauben).

Bolzano is the centre of the "Euregio Tirol-Südtirol/Alto Adige-Trentino" and with Innsbruck of the Alps Convention.

City districts and neighboring communities[change | edit source]

Bolzano has five city districts:

  • Centro-Piani-Rencio (German: Zentrum-Bozner Boden-Rentsch)
  • Don Bosco
  • Europa-Novacella (German: Europa-Neustift)
  • Gries-San Quirino (German: Gries-Quirein)
  • Oltrisarco-Aslago (German: Oberau-Haslach)

Communities next to Bozen are: Eppan an der Weinstraße, Karneid, Laives, Deutschnofen, Ritten, Jenesien, Terlan, and Vadena.

Other important towns near Bozen are: Brixen, Bruneck and Merano.

Twin cities[change | edit source]

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