Tiers, South Tyrol

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Tiers
Comune
Gemeinde Tiers
Comune di Tires
Tiers is located in Italy
Tiers
Tiers
Location of Tiers in Italy
Coordinates: 46°28′N 11°32′E / 46.467°N 11.533°E / 46.467; 11.533Coordinates: 46°28′N 11°32′E / 46.467°N 11.533°E / 46.467; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni St. Zyprian, St. Georg
Government
 • Mayor Karl Markus Villgrattner
Area
 • Total 42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,028 m (3,373 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 979
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Demonym German: Tierser
Italian: tiresani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Tiers (Italian: Tires) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located in the Tierser Tal about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 979 and an area of 42.1 square kilometres (16.3 sq mi).[1]

Tiers borders the following municipalities: Kastelruth, Karneid, Völs am Schlern, Welschnofen, Campitello di Fassa, Mazzin, and Pozza di Fassa.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem is formed by a bend, helmet shaped, of argent and azure on gules background. It is the insignia of Lords of Velseck who ruled the village from 1200 until 1470 for the Bishops of Brixen. The emblem was granted in 1968.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.15% of the population speak German, 1.20% Italian and 0.65% 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: Tiers
  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 Tiers at Wikimedia Commons