Nals

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Nals
Comune
Gemeinde Nals
Comune di Nalles
Nals is located in Italy
Nals
Nals
Location of Nals in Italy
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°12′E / 46.550°N 11.200°E / 46.550; 11.200Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°12′E / 46.550°N 11.200°E / 46.550; 11.200
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Sirmian (Sirmiano)
Government
 • Mayor Franz Pircher
Area
 • Total 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,815
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym German: Nalser
Italian: nalesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Nals (Italian: Nalles) is a Gemeinde (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,815 and an area of 12.3 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi).[1]

Nals borders the following municipalities: Andrian, Eppan, Gargazon, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix, Terlan, and Tisens.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Nals contains the frazione (subdivision) Sirmian (Sirmiano).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield is parted quarterly: the first and fourth quarter represent, in a mirror-like manner, a sable ox on argent; the second and third, always as a mirror-like image, represents an argent swan on azure. These are the arms of the Lords of Boymont-Payrsberg who owned the Schwanburg and Payrsberg Castles. The coat of arms was granted in 1967.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 90.58% of the population speak German, 8.78% Italian and 0.64% 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: Nals
  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 Nals at Wikimedia Commons