|— Comune —|
Comune di Senales
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Karthaus (Certosa), Katharinaberg (Monte Santa Caterina), Unser Frau (Madonna)|
|• Mayor||Karl Josef Rainer|
|• Total||211.2 km2 (81.5 sq mi)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||6.4/km2 ( 16/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Schnals (Italian: Senales) is a valley and comune (municipality) in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 km northwest of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Austria.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,345 and an area of 211.2 km². The municipality of Schnals contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Karthaus (Certosa), and Katharinaberg (Monte Santa Caterina), Unser Frau (Madonna).
The shield is azure and argent party per pale. The first part represents Gabriel of or with a sword in his right hand over the head, and a scales in the left, standing on a sable dragon with a gules tongue. Three azure gyrons, with the point on the division, are in the second part. The shield represents the patron saint of the Allerengelberg Carthusian Abbey and the arms of the Lords of Schandersberg. The emblem was adopted in 1967. 
Linguistic distribution 
According to the 2011 census, 98.24% of the population speak German and 1.76% Italian as first language.
Demographic evolution 
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Schnals
- "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.
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