South Tyrol: facts and figures
Tourists from the South experience the down-to-earth nature typical of the Alpine region, while northerners look forward to the Italian dolce vita. South Tyrol and its special diversity comes to light in the language, everyday life, the flair of the cities, the cuisine of the region and everywhere you can see traditions. You can see the best of both worlds: traditions that speak of the past such as castles, fortresses, sacred art of all styles in churches and museums, you also see a life beating to the modern times with innovative architecture, art, design, fashion, and cuisine.
Facts and figures:
South Tyrol covers a surface of 7,399.97 km
South Tyrol counts approximately 482,000 inhabitants scattered across 116 municipalities.
The largest city in the region is Bolzano with 100,000 inhabitants.
The smallest city is Glorenza in Val Venosta with 850 inhabitants.
South Tyrol has three official languages: more than two-thirds of the population speak German, more than one-fourth Italian and in the Dolomites region Ladin is the most spoken language.
In South Tyrol more than 40 dialects are spoken.
The highest mountain is the Ortles in Val Venosta at 3,905 m.
The Adige is the longest river in South Tyrol with its 140 km.
The Alpe di Siusi is the largest high plateau in Europe with its 52 km.
Source: Südtiroler Qualitätsprodukte Brochure of the EOS (Organisation for South Tyrolean Exports) in Bolzano.