Gsies

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Gsies
Gemeinde Gsies
Comune di Valle di Casies
Gsies Valley
Gsies Valley
Location of Gsies
Gsies is located in Italy
Gsies
Gsies
Location of Gsies in Italy
Gsies is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Gsies
Gsies
Gsies (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°11′E / 46.767°N 12.183°E / 46.767; 12.183Coordinates: 46°46′N 12°11′E / 46.767°N 12.183°E / 46.767; 12.183
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniAußerpichl (Colle di Fuori), Innerpichl (Colle di Dentro), St. Magdalena-Niedertal (Santa Maddalena Valbassa), St. Magdalena-Obertal (Santa Maddalena Vallalta), St. Martin-Niedertal (San Martino Valbassa), St. Martin-Obertal (San Martino Vallalta), Oberplanken (Planca di Sopra), Unterplanken (Planca di Sotto)
Government
 • MayorKurti Taschler
Area
 • Total108.7 km2 (42.0 sq mi)
Population
(Nov. 2010)
 • Total2,256
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Gsieser
Italian: di Casies
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39035
Dialing code0474
WebsiteOfficial website

Gsies (German pronunciation: [ˈɡsiəs]; Italian: Valle di Casies [ˈvalle di kaˈziːes]) is a valley and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Bolzano, on the border with Austria. Gsies held the FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 1994.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,256 and an area of 108.7 square kilometres (42.0 sq mi).[1]

Gsies borders the following municipalities: Toblach, Innervillgraten (Austria), Welsberg-Taisten, Rasen-Antholz, Sankt Jakob in Defereggen (Austria), and Niederdorf.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Gsies contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Außerpichl (Colle di Fuori), Innerpichl (Colle di Dentro), St. Magdalena-Niedertal (Santa Maddalena Valbassa), St. Magdalena-Obertal (Santa Maddalena Vallalta), St. Martin-Niedertal (San Martino Valbassa), St. Martin-Obertal (San Martino Vallalta), Oberplanken (Planca di Sopra) and Unterplanken (Planca di Sotto).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents two sable scrapers placed per fess on or. It is the arms of the Knights of Gsies known from 13th century and extinct in 1429. The emblem was granted in 1968.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.29% of the population speak German, 1.62% Italian and 0.09% 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: Gsies
  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 Gsies at Wikimedia Commons