Pfalzen (German pronunciation: [ˈpfaltsn̩]; Italian: Falzes [ˈfaltses]; Ladin: Falzes) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Bolzano.
As of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 2,753 and an area of 33.3 square kilometres (12.9 sq mi).
Pfalzen borders the following municipalities: Bruneck, Kiens, Gais, St. Lorenzen and Mühlwald.
The municipality of Pfalzen contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Greinwalden (Grimaldo) and Issing (Issengo).
The escutcheon is party per pale of gules and argent; with a sickle in each side of opposite color. It is the coat of arms of the Plazoll zu Assling, Lords of Pfalzen in the Middle Ages, who built the castle of Sichelburg (sichel in German means sickle). The emblem was adopted in 1967.
According to the 2011 census, 96.25% of the population speak German, 2.36% Italian and 1.39% Ladin as first language.
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