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Close-by Brixen (2010)

Brixen/Bressanone (Italian: Bressanone; German: Brixen; Ladin: Porsen or Persenon; Latin: Brixina; also known as Pressena (827 AD), Prichsna, Brixina) is a town in the province of Bolzano-Bozen in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Sdtirol. The third largest city and oldest town in the province (first mentioned in 901), the artistic and cultural capital of the valley. It is located at the confluence of the Eisack/Isarco and Rienz/Rienza rivers, 40 km north of Bolzano and 45 km south of the Brenner Pass, on the Italy-Austrian border. It is flanked on the eastern side by the Plose and Telegraph (Monte Telegrafo) mountains (2,504 m) and on the western side by the Knigsanger (Monte Pascolo) (2,436 m) mountain.

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