Prad am Stilfser Joch

Prad am Stilfser Joch
Marktgemeinde Prad aSJ
Comune di Prato aS

The village viewed from north
Prad am Stilfser Joch

Location of Prad am Stilfser Joch in Italy

Coordinates: 46°37′N 10°36′E / 46.617°N 10.600°E / 46.617; 10.600Coordinates: 46°37′N 10°36′E / 46.617°N 10.600°E / 46.617; 10.600
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Lichtenberg (Montechiaro)
  Mayor Karl Bernhart
  Total 51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
  Total 3,387
  Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Prader
Italian: pratesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39026
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Prad am Stilfser Joch (German pronunciation: [praˑt am ˈʃtɪlfsɐ jɔx]; Italian: Prato allo Stelvio [ˈpraːto ˈallo ˈstɛlvjo]), often abbreviated to Prad or Prato, is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland, and near the Stelvio Pass.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,387 and an area of 51.4 square kilometres (19.8 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Prad contains the frazione (subdivision) Lichtenberg (Montechiaro).

Prad borders the following municipalities: Glurns, Laas, Schluderns, Stilfs, Taufers im Münstertal and Müstair (Switzerland).



The emblem shows three or ears of wheat, in a gules field on azure. The bottom is red. The wheat symbolizes the importance played by the cereal growing in the municipality. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 97.21% of the population speak German, 2.73% Italian and 0.06% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution


Notable people


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Heraldry of the World: Prad am Stilfser Joch
  3. "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.

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