Andalo

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Andalo
Comune
Comune di Andalo
Andalo Lake
Andalo Lake
Coat of arms of Andalo
Coat of arms
Andalo is located in Italy
Andalo
Andalo
Location of Andalo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°10′0″N 11°0′16″E / 46.16667°N 11.00444°E / 46.16667; 11.00444Coordinates: 46°10′0″N 11°0′16″E / 46.16667°N 11.00444°E / 46.16667; 11.00444
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Catanzaro
Area
 • Total 9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Elevation 1,040 m (3,410 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,014
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym Andalesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38010
Dialing code 0461
Patron saint Saint Vitus
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

Andalo (German: Andel) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in north Italy, with some 1,050 inhabitants in 2010. Despite its size, it is the seat of the newly created Comunità di Valle dell'Altopiano della Paganella.

Geography[edit]

The town lies on the Paganella plateau, between the mountains Piz Galin (2,442 m) and Paganella (2,125 m) and its territory is part of the Adamello-Brenta natural park.

History[edit]

The area was first settled during the Middle Ages, and used to be divided into 13 hamlets called “masi” (Bortolon, Cadin, Casanova, Clamer, Dos, Fovo, Ghezzi, Melchiori, Monech, Pegorar, Perli, Pont and Toscana), which eventually merged into a single town. This fragmentation can still be noticed, especially in the most isolated masi (for instance, maso Pegorar).

During the second part of the 20th century the village became one of the most famous touristic resorts in Trentino, mainly due to its skiing facilities.

Economy[edit]

The local economy, once reliant exclusively on agriculture, is now almost completely centered on tourism (both during the summer and the winter, as opposed to some of the surrounding towns), mainly due to the town's position within the Dolomites. As a result of tourism, Andalo is among the wealthiest towns in the province and in the country.

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