ABOUT SAN SIGISMONDO CHIENES
Kiens (German pronunciation: [ˈkiɛns]; Italian: Chienes [ˈkjɛːnes]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,726 and an area of 33.9 square kilometres (13.1 sq mi).
Kiens borders the following municipalities: Pfalzen, Rodeneck, St. Lorenzen, Mühlwald, Terenten and Vintl.
The municipality of Kiens contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Ehrenburg (Casteldarne), Getzenberg (Monghezzo), Hofern (Corti) and St. Sigmund (San Sigismondo).
The emblem is based on that of the family Schöneck; on gules a curved pile argent. In the right corner take place a five-pointed argent star, symbolizing the five villages in the municipality. The emblem was adopted in 1961.
According to the 2011 census, 96.73% of the population speak German, 2.32% Italian and 0.95% Ladin as first language.
St. Sigmund is a frazione of Kiens, its origins date back to 1050, when... Read more...