Klausen, South Tyrol

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Gemeinde Klausen
Comune di Chiusa
Chiusa - Klausen.jpg
Coat of arms of Klausen
Coat of arms
Klausen is located in Italy
Location of Klausen in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Gufidaun (Gudon), Latzfons (Lazfons), Verdings (Verdignes)
 • Mayor Maria Gasser Fink
 • Total 51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 523 m (1,716 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 5,144
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym German:Klausner
Italian: chiusani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39043
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Klausen (Italian: Chiusa; 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.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 5,144 and an area of 51.4 square kilometres (19.8 sq mi).[1]

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


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



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.[2]


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.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Klausen
  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 Klausen at Wikimedia Commons