Eppan an der Weinstraße (German pronunciation: [ˈɛpan an dɐ ˈvaɪ̯nˌʃtraˑsə]; Italian: Appiano sulla Strada del Vino [apˈpjaːno ˈsulla ˈstraːda del ˈviːno]), often abbreviated to Eppan or Appiano, is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 14,226 and an area of 59.7 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi).
Eppan borders the following municipalities: Andrian, Bolzano, Kaltern, Nals, Terlan, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix, Vadena, Cavareno, Fondo, Malosco, Sarnonico, and Ronzone.
The municipality of Eppan contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Frangart (Frangarto), Girlan (Cornaiano), Missian (Missiano), Montiggl (Monticolo), Perdonig (Predonico), St. Michael (San Michele), St. Pauls (San Paolo), Unterrain (Riva di Sotto).
The emblem represents the coat-of-arms of the farm Hocheppan owned by the Lords of Eppan since the 9th century. In the left side it is depicted half star with eight rays and the crescent moon to the right, both of or on... Read more...