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Gais is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about north-east of the city of Bolzano.GeographyAs of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 3,162 and an area of 60.3km2.Gais is one of the three communes of South Tyrol whose name, for the reason of sounding "romance", remained unchanged by the early 20th century renaming programme which aimed at replacing mostly German place names with Italianised versions, the other two being Plaus and Lana.Gais borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Sand in Taufers, Pfalzen, Percha, and Mühlwald.FrazioniThe municipality of Gais contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Lanebach (Lana di Gais), Mühlbach (Riomolino), Tesselberg (Montassilone) and Uttenheim (Villa Ottone).HistoryCoat-of-armsThe emblem is party per bend or and azure with two bendlets azure; the remaining field represents a sable eagle with a halo and the head facing left. The eagle symbolizes John the Evangelist which the parish church is dedicated and the two azure bendlets the two castles Kehlburg and Neuhaus. The emblem was adopted in 1956.Gais is in Brunico. Put Gais at the heart of your travel plans by using our Italy online trip maker .
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