Gemeinde Schnals
Comune di Senales

Location of Schnals in Italy

Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°55′E / 46.700°N 10.917°E / 46.700; 10.917Coordinates: 46°42′N 10°55′E / 46.700°N 10.917°E / 46.700; 10.917
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Karthaus (Certosa), Katharinaberg (Monte Santa Caterina), Unser Frau (Madonna)
  Mayor Karl Josef Rainer
  Total 211.2 km2 (81.5 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
  Total 1,345
  Density 6.4/km2 (16/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Schnalser
Italian: senalesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39020
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Schnals (German pronunciation: [ʃnals]; Italian: Senales [seˈnaːles]) is a comune (municipality) in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Austria. The municipality includes large parts of the Schnalstal.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,345 and an area of 211.2 square kilometres (81.5 sq mi).[1]

Schnals borders the following municipalities: Kastelbell-Tschars, Latsch, Mals, Moos in Passeier, Naturns, Partschins, Schlanders, and Sölden (Austria).


The municipality of Schnals contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Karthaus (Certosa), and Katharinaberg (Monte Santa Caterina), Unser Frau (Madonna).



The shield is azure and argent party per pale. The first part represents Gabriel of or with a sword in his right hand over the head, and a scales in the left, standing on a sable dragon with a gules tongue. Three azure gyrons, with the point on the division, are in the second part. The shield represents the patron saint of the Carthusian Abbey of Allerengelberg and the arms of the Lords of Schandersberg. The emblem was adopted in 1967.[2]


Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 98.24% of the population speak German and 1.76% Italian as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution



  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Heraldry of the World: Schnals
  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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