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Gemeinde Plaus
Comune di Plaus
Plaus is located in Italy
Location of Plaus in Italy
Coordinates: 46°39′N 11°02′E / 46.650°N 11.033°E / 46.650; 11.033Coordinates: 46°39′N 11°02′E / 46.650°N 11.033°E / 46.650; 11.033
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Jürgen Klotz
 • Total 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 683
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Plauser
Italian: plausini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39025
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Plaus (Italian pronunciation: [ˈplaus]; German pronunciation: [plaʊ̯s]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-west of the city of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 683 and an area of 187.0 square kilometres (72.2 sq mi).[1]

Plaus is one of the three municipalities of South Tyrol whose name remained unchanged by the early 20th century renaming programme which aimed at replacing mostly German place names with Italianised versions, the other two being Gais and Lana.[2]

Plaus borders the following municipalities: Algund, Naturns and Partschins.



The shield is argent a fess gules and three sable eagles. It is the arms of the Lord of Tarant, who lived in the Tarantsberg Castle until 1291. The emblem was adopted in 1966.[3]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.58% of the population speak German and 2.42% Italian as their first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Olt, Reinhard (28 September 2000). "Am Eisack (Isarco) und an der Etsch (Adige) Namen in Südtirol wecken nationale Leidenschaften". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Plaus
  4. ^ "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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