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Mölten is a comune
Comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

(municipality) in South Tyrol
South Tyrol
South Tyrol , also known by its Italian name Alto Adige, is an autonomous province in northern Italy. It is one of the two autonomous provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. The province has an area of and a total population of more than 500,000 inhabitants...

 in the Italian
Italy
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 region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60 km north of Trento
Trento
Trento is an Italian city located in the Adige River valley in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. It is the capital of Trentino...

 and about 12 km northwest of Bolzano (Bozen).

Geography


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,622 and an area of 36.9 km².

The municipality of Mölten contains the frazioni
Frazione
A frazione , in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other administrative divisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere...

(subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Schlaneid (Salonetto), Verschneid (Frassineto), and Versein (Vallesina).

Mölten borders the following municipalities: Gargazon
Gargazon
Gargazon is a comune in South Tyrol in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60 km north of Trento and about 15 km northwest of Bolzano .-Geography:...

, Burgstall, Jenesien
Jenesien
Jenesien is a comune in the province of South Tyrol in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 50 km northeast of the city of Trento and about 4 km northwest of the city of Bolzano .-Geography:...

, Sarntal
Sarntal
Sarntal is a valley and a comune in South Tyrol in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 70 km northeast of the city of Trento and about 15 km north of the city of Bolzano....

, Terlan
Terlan
Terlan is a comune in South Tyrol in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 50 km north of the city of Trento and about 9 km northwest of the city of Bolzano.-Geography:...

 and Vöran.

Coat-of-arms


The emblem is a pot with three feet and an or
Or (heraldry)
In heraldry, Or is the tincture of gold and, together with argent , belongs to the class of light tinctures called "metals". In engravings and line drawings, it may be represented using a field of evenly spaced dots...

 handle, from which emerge three lilies with vert
Vert
The colour green is commonly found in modern flags and coat of arms, and to a lesser extent also in the classical heraldry of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period....

 stems on gules
Gules
In heraldry, gules is the tincture with the colour red, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures called "colours". In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of vertical lines or else marked with gu. as an abbreviation....

. The sign is based on that of the Hafner family, who lived in the village, which was granted by Duke Ferdinand in 1523. The emblem was adopted in 1969.

Linguistic distribution


According to the 2001 census, 97.09% of the population speak German, 2.77% Italian and 0.15% Ladin
Ladin
Ladin is a language consisting of a group of dialects spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the border regions of the provinces Trentino, South Tyrol and Belluno...

as first language.

External links

Homepage of the municipality