Tisens

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Tisens
Gemeinde Tisens
Comune di Tesimo
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Tisens
Tisens (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°34′N11°10′E / 46.567°N 11.167°E / 46.567; 11.167
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Gfrill (Caprile), Grissian (Grissiano), Naraun (Narano), Platzers (Plazzoles), Prissian (Prissiano), Schernag
Government
  MayorChristoph Matscher (SVP)
Area
[1]
  Total38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation
635 m (2,083 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010) [2]
  Total1,845
  Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Tisener
Italian: tesimesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Tisens (German: [ˈtiːsn̩s] ; Italian : Tesimo [ˈteːzimo] ) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

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The commune is home to Katzenzungen Castle which harbors a 350+ year old vine of the Italian wine grape variety Versoaln that is considered one of the world's oldest and largest single grapevines in existence. [3]

Geography

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,845 and an area of 38.1 square kilometres (14.7 sq mi). [4]

The municipality of Tisens contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Gfrill (Caprile), Grissian (Grissiano), Naraun (Narano), Platzers (Plazzoles), Prissian (Prissiano), and Schernag.

Tisens borders the following municipalities: Gargazon, Lana, Nals, St. Pankraz, and Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix.

History

Coat-of-arms

The shield is quartering of argent and gules; in the first and fourth part is a rose gules, in the second and third a sable erect bear. It is the coat of Family Frank who managed the village from 1551 until 1743. The emblem was granted in 1966. [5]

Society

Linguistic distribution

According to the 2011 census, 97.71% of the population speak German, 1.96% Italian and 0.34% Ladin as first language. [6]

Demographic evolution

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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. J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 1133 Allen Lane 2012 ISBN   978-0-06-220636-7
  4. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  5. Heraldry of the World: Tisens
  6. "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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