St. Leonhard in Passeier

St. Leonhard in Passeier (German pronunciation: [saŋkt ˈleˑɔnhart ɪn paˈsaɪ̯ɐ]; Italian: San Leonardo in Passiria [san leoˈnardo im pasˈsiːrja]) is a comune (municipality) in the Passeier Valley in South Tyrol, northern Italy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Bolzano.

St. Leonhard in Passeier
Gemeinde St. Leonhard in Passeier
Comune di San Leonardo in Passiria
Birthplace of Andreas Hofer

Coat of arms
Location of St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier
Location of St. Leonhard in Passeier in Italy
St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°49′N 11°15′E
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniWalten (Valtina), Schweinsteg (Sant'Orsola)
  MayorKonrad Pfitscher
  Total88.4 km2 (34.1 sq mi)
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
  Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Sankt Leonharder
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0437
WebsiteOfficial website


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,547 and an area of 88.4 square kilometres (34.1 sq mi).[3]

Its bordering municipalities are Moos in Passeier, Ratschings, Riffian, St Martin in Passeier, Sarntal, and Schenna.


The municipality of St. Leonhard in Passeier contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Walten (Valtina) and Schweinsteg (Sant'Orsola).



The shield is sable a curved pile reversed or. It is the sign of the Lords of Passeier who lived in Jaufenburg Castle in the 13th and 14th centuries. The coat of arms was granted in 1969.[4]


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 98.83% of the population speak German, 1.05% Italian and 0.12% Ladin as first language.[5]

Demographic evolution


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. Heraldry of the World: St. Leonhard in Passeier
  5. "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.

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