The valley runs in a west-east orientation, between the Reschen Pass and Merano. Due to a rather warm climate and a lack of rain (400mm per year), the apple orchards throughout the valley are irrigated. According to the 2001 census, 96.51% of the population of the valley speak German, 3.41% Italian and 0.08% Ladin as first language.
Towns along the Venosta (Vinschgau) Valley
Vinschgau - is also the name of a district, in which the 13 municipalities of the valley cooperate. These municipalities are:
Graun im Vinschgau
Prad am Stilfser Joch
Schlanders (district capital)
Taufers im Münstertal
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