Vajont (Western Friulian: Vaiònt) is the name of a valley in the area of Longarone, in the province of Pordenone, north-eastern Italy.

Vajont
Comune di Vajont
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Coat of arms of Vajont
Coat of arms
Location of Vajont
Vajont is located in Italy
Vajont
Vajont
Location of Vajont in Italy
Vajont is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Vajont
Vajont
Vajont (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°8′N 12°41′E / 46.133°N 12.683°E / 46.133; 12.683
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvincePordenone (PN)
Government
 • MayorFelice Manarin
Area
 • Total1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Elevation
287 m (942 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2009)[2]
 • Total1,741
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vajontini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33080
Dialing code0427
Patron saintJesus Crucifixed
Saint day14 September

HistoryEdit

The municipality was founded in 1971 on the municipal territory of Maniago. It was built to rehome the people evacuated from Erto e Casso after the Vajont Dam disaster of 1963.

Language and dialectEdit

In addition to the Italian language in the territory of Vajont, the dialects that are spoken are Ertano and Cassano, that come from villages of Erto and Casso. The Friulian language, typical only of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, is understood but not spoken.

MovieEdit

Vajont – La diga del disonore (Vajont – The Dam of Dishonour), is a 2001 film directed by Renzo Martinelli. The film deals with the events that accompanied the construction of the dam and the 1963 Vajont disaster that cost the lives of about two thousand people.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vajont at Wikimedia Commons


  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.