Gais, South Tyrol
|— Comune —|
Comune di Gais
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Lanebach (Lana di Gais), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Tesselberg (Montassilone) and Uttenheim (Villa Ottone)|
|• Mayor||Dr. Romana Anna Stifter-Außerhofer|
|• Total||60.3 km2 (23.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||841 m (2,759 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||52/km2 ( 140/sq mi)|
Italian: di Gais
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,162 and an area of 60.3 km².
Gais is one of the three communes of South Tyrol whose name, for the simple reason of being overlooked, remained unchanged by the fascist renaming programme which aimed at replacing mostly German place names with Italianized versions, the other two being Plaus and Lana
The municipality of Gais contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Lanebach (Lana di Gais), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Tesselberg (Montassilone) and Uttenheim (Villa Ottone).
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Olt, Reinhard (28 September 2000). "Am Eisack (Isarco) und an der Etsch (Adige) Namen in Südtirol wecken nationale Leidenschaften". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The emblem is party per bend or and azure with two bendlets azure; the remaining field represents a sable eagle with a halo and the head facing left. The eagle symbolizes John the Evangelist which the parish church is dedicated and the two azure bendlets the two castles Kehlburg and Neuhaus. The emblem was adopted in 1956. 
Linguistic distribution 
According to the 2011 census, 97.05% of the population speak German, 2.65% Italian and 0.29% Ladin as first language.
Demographic evolution 
- Heraldry of the World: Gais
- "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.
- (German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality
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