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Marktgemeinde Kastelruth
Comune di Castelrotto
Kastelruth is located in Italy
Location of Kastelruth in Italy
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi), Pufels (lad. Bula, it. Bulla), Runggaditsch (lad. Roncadic, it. Roncadizza), St. Michael (San Michele Siusi), St. Oswald (Sant'Osvaldo), St. Valentin (San Valentino), St. Vigil (San Vigilio), Tagusens (Tagusa), Tisens (Tisana), Überwasser (lad. Sureghes, it. Oltretorrente)
 • Mayor Andreas Colli
 • Total 117.8 km2 (45.5 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 6,456
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym German: Kastelruther
Italian: di Castelrotto
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Kastelruth (Italian: Castelrotto; Ladin: Ciastel) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.


  • Geography 1
    • Frazioni 1.1
  • Society 2
    • Linguistic distribution 2.1
    • Demographic evolution 2.2
  • People 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 6,456 and an area of 117.8 square kilometres (45.5 sq mi).[1]

Kastelruth borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Campitello di Fassa, Völs am Schlern, Lajen, Urtijëi, Waidbruck, Ritten, Santa Cristina Gherdëina and Tiers.


The municipality of Kastelruth contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi), Pufels (lad. Bula, it. Bulla), Runggaditsch (lad. Roncadic, it. Roncadizza), St. Michael (San Michele Siusi), St. Oswald (Sant'Osvaldo), St. Valentin (San Valentino), St. Vigil (San Vigilio), Tagusens (Tagusa), Tisens (Tisana) and Überwasser (lad. Sureghes, it. Oltretorrente). Seis am Schlern is a località of the comune.


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 80.94% of the population speak German, 15.37% Ladin and 3.69% Italian as first language.[2]

Demographic evolution



  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "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

  • (German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality

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