Klausen, South Tyrol

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Klausen
Gemeinde Klausen
Comune di Chiusa
Skyline of Klausen
Coat of arms of Klausen
Coat of arms
Location of Klausen
Klausen is located in Italy
Klausen
Klausen
Location of Klausen in Italy
Klausen is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Klausen
Klausen
Klausen (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°34′E / 46.633°N 11.567°E / 46.633; 11.567Coordinates: 46°38′N 11°34′E / 46.633°N 11.567°E / 46.633; 11.567
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniGufidaun (Gudon), Latzfons (Lazfons), Verdings (Verdignes)
Government
 • MayorMaria Gasser Fink
Area
 • Total51.29 km2 (19.80 sq mi)
Elevation
523 m (1,716 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,235
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German:Klausner
Italian: chiusani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39043
Dialing code0472
Websitewww.gemeinde.klausen.bz.it

Klausen (German pronunciation: [ˈklaʊ̯sn̩]; Italian: Chiusa [ˈkjuːza]; Ladin: Tluses or Tlüses) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,144 and an area of 51.4 square kilometres (19.8 sq mi).[3]

Klausen borders the following municipalities: Feldthurns, Lajen, Sarntal, Vahrn, Villanders and Villnöß.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Klausen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Gufidaun (Gudon), Latzfons (Lazfons), and Verdings (Verdignes).

History[edit]

Klausen is first mentioned in 1027, in a document issued by emperor Conrad II, as Clausa sub Sabiona sita, meaning chasm below the Säben Abbey.[4]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents an argent dexter key on gules. The emblem was used as a seal from 1448, known from 1397 and granted in 1540 by Cardinal Bernhard von Cles, Bishop of Brixen.[5]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 91.30% of the population speak German, 7.88% Italian and 0.81% Ladin as first language.[6]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19212,588—    
19313,218+2.20%
19363,107−0.70%
19513,344+0.49%
19613,632+0.83%
19713,958+0.86%
19814,098+0.35%
19914,284+0.44%
20014,613+0.74%

Twin / associated cities[edit]

  • Nuremberg (Germany) since 1970[7]
  • Planegg (Germany) since 2006[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Martin Bitschnau; Hannes Obermair (2009). Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Abteilung: Die Urkunden zur Geschichte des Inn-, Eisack- und Pustertals. Vol. 1: Bis zum Jahr 1140. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. pp. 171–2 no. 199. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8.
  5. ^ Heraldry of the World: Klausen
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Nürnberg International - Informationen zu den Auslandsbeziehungen der Stadt Nürnberg
  8. ^ https://www.planegg.de/Planegg-und-seine-Partner.o986.html?suche=Klausen+

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