Lüsen

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Lüsen
Comune
Gemeinde Lüsen
Comune di Luson
Lüsen
Lüsen
Lüsen is located in Italy
Lüsen
Lüsen
Location of Lüsen in Italy
Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°46′E / 46.750°N 11.767°E / 46.750; 11.767Coordinates: 46°45′N 11°46′E / 46.750°N 11.767°E / 46.750; 11.767
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Berg (Monte), Petschied (Pezzè), Rungg (Ronco), Flitt (Valletta)
Government
 • Mayor Josef Maria Fischnaller
Area
 • Total 74.2 km2 (28.6 sq mi)
Elevation 962 m (3,156 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,543
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German:Lüsner
Italian: di Luson
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0472
Website Official website

Lüsen (German pronunciation: [ˈlysn̩]; Italian: Luson [luˈzon]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,543 and an area of 74.2 square kilometres (28.6 sq mi).[1]

Lüsen (Luson) borders the following municipalities: Brixen, Mareo, Natz-Schabs, Rodeneck, St. Lorenzen, and San Martin de Tor.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Lüsen (Luson) contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Berg (Monte), Petschied (Pezzè), Rungg (Ronco) and Flitt (Valletta).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents a knight in armor, with plumes, lance in rest on a horse facing left, both of argent on gules. The emblem, adopted in 1967, resumes an arms used by the administration of the Bishops of Brixen since 1607.[2]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.77% of the population speak German, 1.39% Italian and 0.83% 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: Lüsen
  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 Lüsen at Wikimedia Commons