Tiers, South Tyrol

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Tiers
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Comune di Tires
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Tiers, South Tyrol
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Tiers
Tiers (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°28′N11°32′E / 46.467°N 11.533°E / 46.467; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni St. Zyprian, St. Georg
Government
  MayorGernot Psenner
Area
[1]
  Total42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,028 m (3,373 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010) [2]
  Total979
  Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Tierser
Italian: tiresani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39050
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Tiers (German: [ˈtiːɐ̯s] ; Italian : Tires [ˈtiːres] ) is a comune (municipality) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, located in the Tierser Tal about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of the city of Bolzano.

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Geography

As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 979 and an area of 42.1 square kilometres (16.3 sq mi). [3]

Tiers borders the following municipalities: Kastelruth, Karneid, Völs am Schlern, Welschnofen, Campitello di Fassa, Mazzin, and Sèn Jan di Fassa.

History

Coat-of-arms

The emblem is formed by a bend, helmet shaped, of argent and azure on gules background. It is the insignia of Lords of Velseck who ruled the village from 1200 until 1470 for the Bishops of Brixen. The emblem was granted in 1968. [4]

Society

Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 98.15% of the population speak German, 1.20% Italian and 0.65% Ladin as first language. [5]

Demographic evolution

Tiers, South Tyrol

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. Heraldry of the World: Tiers
  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.

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