| South Tyrol (BZ)|
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| Aschbach (Riolagundo), Forst (Foresta), Mitterplars (Plars di Mezzo), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Oberplars (Plars di Sopra) and Vellau (Velloi)|
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Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol
Algund ( [alˈgʊnt]; Italian: Lagundo [laˈɡundo]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 4,837 and an area of 23.6 square kilometres (9.1 sq mi).
Algund borders the following municipalities: Lana, Marling, Merano, Naturns, Partschins, Plaus and Tirol.
The municipality of Algund contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Aschbach (Riolagundo), Forst (Foresta), Mitterplars (Plars di Mezzo), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Oberplars (Plars di Sopra) and Vellau (Velloi).
The name apud Algunde (Latin for close to Algund) appears for the first time in 994.
The emblem is a barrel of wine, overhanged by a vine-shoot of black grapes, on or bordered by an argent and gules crown gear. The barrel and grapes symbolize the viticulture practiced in the area, the argent and gules indented frame represents the membership to the Tyrol. The emblem was adopted in 1970.
According to the 2011 census, 85.17% of the population speak German, 14.58% Italian and 0.25% Ladin as first language.note: after 1921 the frazione Forst was switched from Marling to Algund.