Klausen, South Tyrol

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Klausen
Comune
Gemeinde Klausen
Comune di Chiusa
Chiusa - Klausen.jpg
Coat of arms of Klausen
Coat of arms
Klausen is located in Italy
Klausen
Klausen
Location of Klausen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°34′E / 46.633°N 11.567°E / 46.633; 11.567Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°34′E / 46.633°N 11.567°E / 46.633; 11.567
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Gufidaun (Gudon), Latzfons (Lazfons), Verdings (Verdignes)
Government
 • Mayor Maria-Anna Gasser Fink
Area
 • Total 51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 523 m (1,716 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 5,144
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym German:Klausner
Italian: chiusani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39043
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Klausen (Italian: Chiusa; Ladin: Tluses or Tlüses) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,144 and an area of 51.4 square kilometres (19.8 sq mi).[1]

Klausen borders the following municipalities: Feldthurns, Lajen, Sarntal, Vahrn, Villanders and Villnöß.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Klausen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Gufidaun (Gudon), Latzfons (Lazfons), and Verdings (Verdignes).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents an argent dexter key on gules. The emblem was used as a seal from 1448, known from 1397 and granted in 1540 by Cardinal Bernhard von Cles Bishop of Brixen.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 91.30% of the population speak German, 7.88% Italian and 0.81% 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: Klausen
  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 Klausen at Wikimedia Commons