Auer (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ̯ɐ]; Italian: Ora [ˈɔːra]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the city of Bolzano.
As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 3,648 and an area of 11.8 square kilometres (4.6 sq mi).
Auer borders the following municipalities: Aldein, Bronzolo, Montan and Vadena.
The shield is party per fess of argent and gules with an azure chief with a rampant lion. It is the emblem of the family Khuen who took possession of the site, from 1397 until 1690, when they were then elevated to the Imperial Counts. On the azure chief two crossed or keys are represented as a remembrance of the insignia of St. Peter, to whom the parish church is dedicated. The emblem was adopted in 1969.
According to the 2011 census, 69.74% of the population speak German, 29.59% Italian and 0.67% Ladin as first language.
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(German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality
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