Nals

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Nals
Gemeinde Nals
Comune di Nalles
Location of Nals
Nals is located in Italy
Nals
Nals
Location of Nals in Italy
Nals is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Nals
Nals
Nals (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°12′E / 46.550°N 11.200°E / 46.550; 11.200Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°12′E / 46.550°N 11.200°E / 46.550; 11.200
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniSirmian (Sirmiano)
Government
 • MayorLudwig Busetti
Area
 • Total12.24 km2 (4.73 sq mi)
Elevation
321 m (1,053 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,019
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Nalser
Italian: nalesini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39010
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

Nals (German pronunciation: [nals]; Italian: Nalles [ˈnalles]) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,815 and an area of 12.3 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi).[3]

Nals borders the following municipalities: Andrian, Eppan, Gargazon, Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix, Terlan, and Tisens.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Nals contains the frazione (subdivision) Sirmian (Sirmiano).

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The shield is parted quarterly: the first and fourth quarter represent, in a mirror-like manner, a sable ox on argent; the second and third, always as a mirror-like image, represents an argent swan on azure. These are the arms of the Lords of Boymont-Payrsberg who owned the Schwanburg and Payrsberg Castles. The coat of arms was granted in 1967.[4]

Society[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 90.58% of the population speak German, 8.78% Italian and 0.64% Ladin as first language.[5]

Demographic evolution[edit]

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. ^ Heraldry of the World: Nals
  5. ^ "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]

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