Merano

Merano (UK: /məˈrɑːn/,[3] US: /mˈ-/,[4] Italian: [meˈraːno] (listen)) or Meran (German: [ˌmeːˈʁɑːn] (listen)) is a city and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Generally best known for its spa resorts, it is located within a basin, surrounded by mountains standing up to 3,335 metres (10,942 feet) above sea level, at the entrance to the Passeier Valley and the Vinschgau.

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Maran (Ladin)
Comune di Merano
Stadtgemeinde Meran
Location of Merano
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Location of Merano
Meran in Italy
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Meran (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°40′N 11°10′E
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniCentro (Altstadt), Maia Alta (Obermais), Maia Bassa (Untermais), Quarazze (Gratsch), Sinigo (Sinich), Labers
Government
  MayorDario Dal Medico
Area
  Total26.34 km2 (10.17 sq mi)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (30-06-2018)[2]
  Total41,051
  Density1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
DemonymMeranese/Meraner
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39012
Dialing code0473
Patron saintSt Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

In the past, the city has been a popular place of residence for several scientists, literary people, and artists, including Franz Kafka, Ezra Pound, Paul Lazarsfeld, and also Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who appreciated its mild climate.


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