Montebelluna

Montebelluna is a city and comune in Veneto, Italy, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Venice. It has an estimated population of 32,000.[3]

Montebelluna
Città di Montebelluna
The church of Santa Maria in Colle.
The church of Santa Maria in Colle.
Coat of arms of Montebelluna
Coat of arms
Location of Montebelluna
Montebelluna is located in Italy
Montebelluna
Montebelluna
Location of Montebelluna in Italy
Montebelluna is located in Veneto
Montebelluna
Montebelluna
Montebelluna (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 12°02′20″E / 45.77528°N 12.03889°E / 45.77528; 12.03889Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 12°02′20″E / 45.77528°N 12.03889°E / 45.77528; 12.03889
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceTreviso (TV)
FrazioniBusta, Biadene, San Gaetano, Sant'Andrea, Mercato Vecchio, Caonada, Contea, Posmon, La Pieve, Guarda, Pederiva
Government
 • MayorMarzio Favero (LN)
Area
 • Total48.98 km2 (18.91 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2007)[2]
 • Total32,000
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montebellunesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
31044
Dialing code0423
Patron saintB.V.M. Immacolata
Saint dayDecember 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Montebelluna is a major producer of ski boots. In 1989, it manufactured over 70% of the global output.[4] Outside magazine has characterized it as "The world's leading design center for outdoor footwear." More than a dozen boot and sport shoe brands, including Alpina Žiri, Asolo, Fila, La Sportiva, Lowa, Mammut Sports Group, Scarpa, and Tecnica Group, do at least some of their work in the city.[5][6] A museum of bootmaking, the Museo dello Scarpone e della Calzatura Sportiva [it], is housed in the Villa Zuccareda Binetti.[7]

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  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. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  4. ^ Zaslowsky, Dyan (November 1989). "Getting in Gear For the Slopes". The New York Times. p. XX12. More than 70 percent of all ski boots produced in the world come from Montebelluna, a town north of Venice at the base of the Italian Alps.
  5. ^ Solomon, Christopher (August 2015). "Montevelluna: Birth of the Boots [Online title: The Italian City That Probably Made Your Boots]". Outside. pp. 56–60.
  6. ^ "Fila Fact Sheet". Fila. Archived from the original on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  7. ^ "Museo Dello Scarpone E Della Scarpa Sportiva". Museo Dello Scarpone E Della Scarpa Sportiva.