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Marktgemeinde Welsberg-Taisten
Comune di Monguelfo-Tesido
Coat of arms of Welsberg-Taisten
Coat of arms
Welsberg-Taisten is located in Italy
Location of Welsberg-Taisten in Italy
Coordinates: 46°45′N 12°7′E / 46.750°N 12.117°E / 46.750; 12.117Coordinates: 46°45′N 12°7′E / 46.750°N 12.117°E / 46.750; 12.117
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Ried (Novale), Wiesen (Prati), Unterrain (Riva di Sotto), Taisten (Tesido)
 • Mayor Albin Schwingshackl (SVP)
 • Total 46 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 1,087 m (3,566 ft)
Highest elevation 2,687 m (8,816 ft)
Lowest elevation 1,042 m (3,419 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,809
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Welsberger
Italian: di Monguelfo
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39035
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Welsberg-Taisten (German pronunciation: ['vɛlsbɐk-'taɪ̯stn̩]; Italian: Monguelfo-Tesido [moɲˈɡwɛlfo ˈteːzido]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 2,809 and an area of 46.6 square kilometres (18.0 sq mi).[1] Welsberg-Taisten borders the following municipalities: Prags, Rasen-Antholz, Olang, Gsies, and Niederdorf.


The municipality of Welsberg-Taisten contains the frazioni (parishes) Ried (Novale), Wiesen (Prati), Unterrain (Riva di Sotto) and Taisten (Tesido). Taisten lies 1,212 metres (3,976 ft) above sea level in the Puster Valley, east of Bruneck.



The emblem is quarterly argent and sable. It is the arms of the Earls of Welsberg, whose castle was in the municipality, which gave to the village its name. The emblem was adopted in 1932.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 95.08% of the population speak German, 4.57% Italian and 0.35% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ a b All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Welsberg
  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[edit]

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