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Comune di Cles
Cles is located in Italy
Location of Cles in Italy
Coordinates: 46°22′N 11°02′E / 46.367°N 11.033°E / 46.367; 11.033Coordinates: 46°22′N 11°02′E / 46.367°N 11.033°E / 46.367; 11.033
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Caltron, Dres, Pez, Maiano, Mechel, Spinazzeda[1]
 • Mayor Ruggero Mucchi (since May 11, 2015) (PATT)
 • Total 39.17 km2 (15.12 sq mi)
Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft)
Population (April 30, 2017)[2]
 • Total 6,952
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Clesiani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 38023
Dialing code 0463
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day August 15
Website Official website

Cles (German: Glöß; Nones: Clés or Cliès) is a town and comune in Trentino, in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy. It is the main town of Val di Non.

Cles is the main town of and is located in Val di Non. Monte di Cles and Monte Peller (2,319 m (7,608.27 ft) above sea level) are located to the west of the residential area, while Lake Santa Giustina is on the east.

Lake Santa Giustina[edit]

Lake Santa Giustina is an artificial lake which was created by the dike on the creek Noce. The dam was completed in 1950, is 152 metres high and it was the highest dam in Europe at the time. The lake can contain up to about 180 million cubic metres water, which feeds the turbines of the hydroelectric plant in Taio.[3][4] The lake is named after the location where the dam is placed, which in turn is named after an ancient hermitage of which only ruins are left, covered by a natural hollow of the rock.

Tabula clesiana[edit]

The Tabula clesiana is a bronze plate measuring 49.9 by 37.8 by 0.61 centimetres (19.65 by 14.88 by 0.24 in) that was discovered in 1869 at Campi Neri near Cles. It contains the edict of Caesar Claudius of 46 AD, which granted Roman citizenship to the Alpine peoples of the Anauni, Sinduni and Tulliasses. It is kept at the Castello del Buonconsiglio Museum in Trento.

The Tabula is an important evidence of the rapid assimilation by the Roman world of the Alpine peoples of farmers-hunters; but also from the point of view of the Roman law the first evidence of the introduction of delatores in the fiscal controversy.[5]; [6]




  1. ^ Comune di Cles - Statuto.
  2. ^ "Istat Data".
  3. ^ Bartaletti, Fabrizio (2004). Geografia e cultura delle Alpi - Volume 73 di Geografia e società. Milano: Franco Angeli. p. 168. ISBN 88-464-5119-8.
    Limited preview (Google Books): "Geografia e cultura delle Alpi". Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Del Tedesco, Elvis, ed. (2010). "Santa Giustina - ProgettoDighe". Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Spagnuolo Vigorita, 1984: delatorial trial. legal controversy on the patrimonium principis and the status personae.
  6. ^ A translation of the Tabula

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