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Corvara (Italian: Corvara in Badia [korˈvaːra im ˈbadiːa]; German: Corvara or Kurfar) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Bolzano.

Corvara
Comun de Corvara
Comune di Corvara in Badia
Gemeinde Corvara
Corvara in July 2007 with Mount Sassongher in the background
Corvara in July 2007 with Mount Sassongher in the background
Location of Corvara
Corvara is located in Italy
Corvara
Corvara
Location of Corvara in Italy
Corvara is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Corvara
Corvara
Corvara (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°52′E / 46.550°N 11.867°E / 46.550; 11.867Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°52′E / 46.550°N 11.867°E / 46.550; 11.867
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniCalfosch (Colfosco, Kolfuschg), Pescosta
Government
 • MayorRobert Rottonara
Area
 • Total38.92 km2 (15.03 sq mi)
Elevation
1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,372
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Italian: corvaresi or badiotti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39033
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website
Alpine farmhouse "Sorà" on the left and "Zecca da Ruatscht"

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GeographyEdit

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,340 and an area of 42.2 square kilometres (16.3 sq mi).[3]

Corvara borders the following municipalities: Badia, Canazei, Livinallongo del Col di Lana, San Martin de Tor, and Sëlva.

Corvara is the main center of Alta Badia, a prestigious tourist area located at the top end of the Val Badia, surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites mountains. Because of its geographic position in the heart of the Dolomites, Alta Badia gradually transformed itself into an avantgarde tourist area keeping intact its alpine character.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality of Corvara contains the frazioni Calfosch (Italian: Colfosco, German: Kolfuschg) and Pescosta.

HistoryEdit

Coat-of-armsEdit

The emblem represents three vert mountains, dominated by three gules peaks with the inclined top on an argent background. The three peaks represent the Sassongher mountain overlooking the village. The emblem was granted in 1969.[4]

SocietyEdit

Demographic evolutionEdit

 

Linguistic distributionEdit

According to the 2011 census, 89.70% of the population speak Ladin, 6.84% Italian and 3.46% German as first language.[5]

 
Location in South Tyrol

SportEdit

Maratona dles DolomitesEdit

 
Maratona dles Dolomites finish in Corvara under the Sassongher Mountain

The finish of the annual single-day seven mountain passes crossing Maratona dles Dolomites bicycle race is in Corvara.

See alsoEdit

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: Corvara
  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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Corvara, South Tyrol at Wikimedia Commons