Cavalese

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Cavalese
Comune
Comune di Cavalese
Cavalese seen from Cermis in August 2006
Cavalese seen from Cermis in August 2006
Coat of arms of Cavalese
Coat of arms
Cavalese is located in Italy
Cavalese
Cavalese
Location of Cavalese in Italy
Coordinates: 46°17′N 11°28′E / 46.283°N 11.467°E / 46.283; 11.467Coordinates: 46°17′N 11°28′E / 46.283°N 11.467°E / 46.283; 11.467
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trento (TN)
Frazioni Cascata, Cavazzal, Marco, Masi di Cavalese, Milon
Government
 • Mayor Silvano Welponer
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (30 April 2013)
 • Total 4,004[1]
Demonym Cavalesani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38033
Dialing code 0462
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day 20 January
Website http://www.comunecavalese.it/

Cavalese (German: Gaßlöss) is a comune of 4,004 inhabitants in Trentino, northern Italy, a ski resort and the main center in the Val di Fiemme. It is part of the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme (Magnificent Community of Fiemme) and, together with Predazzo, is the administrative, cultural and historical center of the valley. The town is a renowned tourist location, during winter for cross-country and alpine sky, and during summer for excursions.

The cable car from Cavalese to the nearby mountain Cermis has been the site of two major cable-car accidents, one in 1976 and one in 1998 (due to a U.S. Marine Corps Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler aircraft cutting the cable during a training exercise, killing 20 people). In both cases the car, descending from Cermis, fell to the ground.

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