ABOUT NOVA LEVANTE
Welschnofen (German pronunciation: [vɛlʃn̩'oˑfn̩]; Italian: Nova Levante [ˈnɔːva leˈvante]) is a comune (municipality) in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of the city of Bolzano.
As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,910 and an area of 50.8 square kilometres (19.6 sq mi).
Welschnofen borders the following municipalities: Karneid, Moena, Deutschnofen, Pozza di Fassa, Predazzo, Tiers, and Vigo di Fassa.
The escutcheon is party per quarterly: the 1st and the 4th represent an or rampant lion on sable, the arms of the Judge Bartlmä von Pretzenberg which has had an estate in the municipality. In the 2nd and 3rd quarter an azure mountain is surmounted by an argent pretzels on gules. The emblem was adopted in 1967.
According to the 2011 census, 94.00% of the population speak German, 5.53% Italian and 0.47% Ladin as first language.
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