|Comune di Alleghe|
Alleghe and surrounding mountains
|Province||Province of Belluno (BL)|
|Frazioni||Fontanive, Coldemies, Casaril, Cordella, Pradel, Pinié, Coi, Perencina, Col de Fontana, Fernazza, Scalon, Masarè, La Sala, Tos, Pian, Lagusel, Caprile|
|• Total||29 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2004)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Blaise|
|Saint day||3 February|
To the west Alleghe borders with Alleghe Lake, which was formed in 1771 by a landslide from the adjacent Mount Piz.
Purists of the Italian language would derive the name Alleghe from the Latin alica or alicarius, meaning "granary", but as no grain is grown in this Alpine village, it is most likely that Alleghe is a contraction of the Ladin a l'agua, in reference the deep mountain valley that marked the western boundary of the village prior to the landslide of 1771. A community existed as far back as the 12th century CE.
Alleghe's primary industry is tourism. The most popular activities in Alleghe are mountain climbing and skiing. Monte Civetta, Alleghe's tallest peak, is a noted climbing spot, rising to a height of 3,220 metres (10,560 ft). In addition, the lake in Alleghe is a popular destination for ice skaters and ice hockey players in the winter.
- "Alleghe". Dolomiti (in Italian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
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