Wipptal (district)

Wipp Valley (Italian: Alta Vall'Isarco [ˈalta ˌvalliˈzarko]; German: Wipptal) is a district (Italian: comprensorio, German: Bezirksgemeinschaft) in the northern part of the Italian province of South Tyrol. It comprises the South Tyrolean part of the larger geographically defined Wipptal, stretching from Brenner Pass in the north down the upper Eisack (Isarco) river to Franzensfeste in the south. It was separated from neighbouring Eisacktal district in 1980.

Wipp Valley
Comunità comprensoriale Alta Valle Isarco
Bezirksgemeinschaft Wipptal
Wipptal district (highlighted in green) within South Tyrol
Country Italy
Autonomous region Trentino-Alto Adige
Autonomous province South Tyrol
Administrative seatSterzing (Vipiteno)
  Total650 km2 (250 sq mi)
  Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)


According to the 2001 census, 85.31% of the population of the valley speak German, 14.32% Italian and 0.37% Ladin as mother language.[1]

The following six municipalities are part of the district of the Wipp Valley:

  1. Brenner
  2. Freienfeld
  3. Franzensfeste
  4. Ratschings
  5. Pfitsch
  6. Sterzing (district capital)


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