Waidbruck (German pronunciation: [vaɪ̯tˈbrʊk]; Italian: Ponte Gardena [ˈponte ɡarˈdeːna]; Ladin: Pruca) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Bolzano.
As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 192 and an area of 2.3 square kilometres (0.89 sq mi).
Waidbruck borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Kastelruth and Lajen.
An archaic form of the comune's name, Waidepruk (1264), reveals its origins from Old High German. Waid means "meadow" and pruk means "bridge". Hence also the Italian name, "Ponte Gardena".
The emblem symbolizes the bridge; argent a fess nebuly gules on azure that indicates the Eisack river. The reason comes from the gules and argent insignia of the counts of Wolkenstein, owners of the local Trostburg Castle since 1385. The emblem was adopted in 1969.
According to the 2011 census, 81.40% of the population speak German, 13.37% Italian and 5.23% Ladin as first language.
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