Tiers, South Tyrol

Tiers (German pronunciation: [ˈtiɐs]; 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.

Tiers
Gemeinde Tiers
Comune di Tires
Location of Tiers
Tiers is located in Italy
Tiers
Tiers
Location of Tiers in Italy
Tiers is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Tiers
Tiers
Tiers (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°28′N 11°32′E / 46.467°N 11.533°E / 46.467; 11.533Coordinates: 46°28′N 11°32′E / 46.467°N 11.533°E / 46.467; 11.533
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniSt. Zyprian, St. Georg
Government
 • MayorGernot Psenner
Area
 • 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 zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39050
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

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]

SocietyEdit

Linguistic distributionEdit

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

Demographic evolutionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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: 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tiers at Wikimedia Commons