Gsies

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Gsies
Comune
Gemeinde Gsies
Comune di Valle di Casies
Gsies Valley
Gsies Valley
Gsies is located in Italy
Gsies
Gsies
Location of Gsies in Italy
Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°11′E / 46.767°N 12.183°E / 46.767; 12.183Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°11′E / 46.767°N 12.183°E / 46.767; 12.183
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Außerpichl (Colle di Fuori), Innerpichl (Colle di Dentro), St. Magdalena-Niedertal (Santa Maddalena Valbassa), St. Magdalena-Obertal (Santa Maddalena Vallalta), St. Martin-Niedertal (San Martino Valbassa), St. Martin-Obertal (San Martino Vallalta), Oberplanken (Planca di Sopra), Unterplanken (Planca di Sotto)
Government
 • Mayor Paul Schwingshackl
Area
 • Total 108.7 km2 (42.0 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 2,256
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym German: Gsieser
Italian: di Casies
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39035
Dialing code 0474
Website Official website

Gsies (Italian: Valle di Casies) is a valley and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 km northeast of Bolzano, on the border with Austria. Gsies held the FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 1994.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,256 and an area of 108.7 km².[1]

Gsies borders the following municipalities: Toblach, Innervillgraten (Austria), Welsberg-Taisten, Rasen-Antholz, Sankt Jakob in Defereggen (Austria), and Niederdorf.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Gsies contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerpichl (Colle di Fuori), Innerpichl (Colle di Dentro), St. Magdalena-Niedertal (Santa Maddalena Valbassa), St. Magdalena-Obertal (Santa Maddalena Vallalta), St. Martin-Niedertal (San Martino Valbassa), St. Martin-Obertal (San Martino Vallalta), Oberplanken (Planca di Sopra) and Unterplanken (Planca di Sotto).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents two sable scrapers placed per fess on or. It’s the arms of the Knights of Gsies known from 13th century and extinct in 1429. The emblem was granted in 1968.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.29% of the population speak German, 1.62% Italian and 0.09% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Gsies
  3. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Gsies at Wikimedia Commons