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Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Region of Italy


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Coordinates: 46°27′29″N 11°16′52″E / 46.4581°N 11.2811°E / 46.4581; 11.2811Coordinates: 46°27′29″N 11°16′52″E / 46.4581°N 11.2811°E / 46.4581; 11.2811
Country Italy
Capital Trento
 • President Lorenzo Dellai (UpT)
 • Total 13,607 km2 (5,254 sq mi)
Population (2008-10-31)
 • Total 1,017,246
 • Density 74.7590/km2 (193.625/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 30.8 billion (2006)
GDP per capita € 31,152 (2006)

Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol is a region of northern Italy. The two main cities are Bolzano (Bozen) and Trento. The region is divided into two provinces:

The province of Bozen wanted more autonomy, because the main German-speaking community of Italy lives there. In the province of Trient, the people speak Italian. It has 339 official towns.

The most important cities are:

  • Province of Trento (Trentino): Trento and Rovereto
  • Province of Bozen (Alto Adige/Südtirol): Bolzano (de: Bozen) and Merano (de: Meran)

The majority of people in Alto Adige/Südtirol speaks German. However more Italian speakers live in the capital of Bolzano.
A tiny minority group called the Ladins lives in the Dolomites region: they speak an old Rheto-Romanic language. Words and ways of talking in this area are spread in the valleys around the Dolomites mountain group: Gardena, Badia Mareo Valley (Alto Adige/Südtirol)and Fassa Valley (Trentino). Ladin is also spoken in the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo and areas around there. The Ladin language of the Fassa Valley Ladin is more like Italian: the Ladins of this valley speak a language with a lot of Italian or Trentino style sentences.

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