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Comune in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy

Mals

Gemeinde Mals
Comune di Malles Venosta

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Location of Mals

Location of Mals in Italy

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Mals (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)

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Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°33′E / 46.700°N 10.550°E / 46.700; 10.550
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Burgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo)
 • Mayor Josef Thurner
 • Total 246.7 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,051 m (3,448 ft)
 • Total 5,092
 • Density 21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Malser
Italian: mallesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code

39024

Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Mals (German pronunciation: [mals]; Italian: Malles Venosta [ˈmallez veˈnɔsta]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland and Austria.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is party per fess: the upper of gules a fess argent, at the bottom or three gules circles arranged in a triangle upside-down. It is the combination of coats of arms of the House of Austria and Medici. The emblem was adopted in 1928.[3]

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,092 and an area of 246.7 square kilometres (95.3 sq mi).[4] The Zerzer Tal, a side valley of the Vinschgau, is in Mals.

Mals borders the following municipalities: Graun im Vinschgau, Glurns, Laas, Scuol (Switzerland), Schnals, Sent (Switzerland), Schlanders, Schluderns, Sölden (Austria), and Taufers im Münstertal.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Mals contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets): Burgeis (Burgusio), Laatsch (Laudes), Matsch (Mazia), Planeil (Planol), Plawenn (Piavenna), Schleis (Clusio), Schlinig (Slingia), Tartsch (Tarces), and Ulten-Alsack (Alsago-Ultimo).

Climate and Temperature[edit]

Climate data for Mals ITA, 2009–2018 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3
(37)
3
(37)
7
(45)
13
(55)
19
(66)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
20
(68)
17
(63)
12
(54)
4
(39)
24
(75)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
1.2
(34.2)
3.0
(37.4)
7.6
(45.7)
14.6
(58.3)
20.4
(68.7)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.6
(54.7)
5.9
(42.6)
1.9
(35.4)
22.6
(72.7)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−3.9
(25.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.6
(36.7)
7.3
(45.1)
12.9
(55.2)
16.0
(60.8)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
6.2
(43.2)
0.4
(32.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
5.1
(41.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.7
(16.3)
−8.8
(16.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37.0)
7.9
(46.2)
10.5
(50.9)
10.5
(50.9)
6.8
(44.2)
2.0
(35.6)
−3.2
(26.2)
−7.3
(18.9)
0.4
(32.7)
Average low °C (°F) −13.3
(8.1)
−13.7
(7.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37.0)
4.9
(40.8)
5.1
(41.2)
1.9
(35.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−11.2
(11.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −24.4
(−11.9)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−15.8
(3.6)
−10.1
(13.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
0.0
(32.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
−12.0
(10.4)
−17.1
(1.2)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−27.5
(−17.5)
Record low °C (°F) −32.0
(−25.6)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−11.0
(12.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.0
(21.2)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−34
(−29)
−26
(−15)
−34
(−29)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 16.37
(0.64)
18.50
(0.73)
18.43
(0.73)
25.90
(1.02)
30.85
(1.21)
32.41
(1.28)
29.00
(1.14)
32.83
(1.29)
35.02
(1.38)
53.43
(2.10)
31.29
(1.23)
21.66
(0.85)
345.67
(13.61)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 13.5
(5.3)
15.5
(6.1)
14.5
(5.7)
20.1
(7.9)
19.8
(7.8)
8.3
(3.3)
1.3
(0.5)
3.2
(1.3)
14.0
(5.5)
31.2
(12.3)
23.4
(9.2)
16.4
(6.5)
181.3
(71.4)
Average relative humidity (%) 90.9 92.7 92.6 92.4 89.6 81.7 77.8 79.8 81.2 83.4 89.0 85.9 86.4
Source: World Weather Online[5]

Mals has a cool, wet climate. Frost is common from October to May and is even recorded in the summer, although temperatures below -1C are rare from June to September. Most winter days fail to rise above freezing. Summer is generally mild, but most summers see temperatures rise above 20C on several days.

Transportation[edit]

The commune is the northern terminus of the train from Meran. The trip from Merano takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Trains depart hourly. There is also local bus service between Mals and Schlanders.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 96.92% of the population speak German, 3.00% Italian and 0.08% Ladin as first language.[8]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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