Corvara, South Tyrol

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Corvara
Comune
Comun de Corvara
Gemeinde Kurfar
Comune di Corvara in Badia
Corvara in July 2007 with Mount Sassongher in the background
Corvara in July 2007 with Mount Sassongher in the background
Corvara is located in Italy
Corvara
Corvara
Location of Corvara in Italy
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°52′E / 46.550°N 11.867°E / 46.550; 11.867Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°52′E / 46.550°N 11.867°E / 46.550; 11.867
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Calfosch (Kolfuschg, Colfosco), Pescosta
Government
 • Mayor Robert Rottonara
Area
 • Total 42.2 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,340
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym German:
Italian: corvaresi or badiotti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39033
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Corvara (German: Corvara or Kurfar; Italian: Corvara in Badia) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 km east of Bolzano.

Alpine farmhouse "Sorà" on the left and "Zecca da Ruatscht"

Geography[edit]

As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 1,340 and an area of 42.2 km².[1]

Corvara borders the following municipalities: Badia, Canazei, Livinallongo del Col di Lana, San Martin de Tor, and Sëlva.

Corvara is the main center of Alta Badia, a prestigious tourist area located at the top end of the Val Badia, surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites mountains. Because of its geographic position in the heart of the Dolomites, Alta Badia gradually transformed itself into an avantgarde tourist area keeping intact its alpine character.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Corvara contains the frazioni Calfosch (German: Kolfuschg, Italian: Colfosco) and Pescosta.

History[edit]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The emblem represents three vert mountains, dominated by three gules peaks with the inclined top on an argent background. The three peaks represent the Sassongher mountain overlooking the village. The emblem was granted in 1969.[2]

Society[edit]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 89.70% of the population speak Ladin, 3.46% German and 6.84% Italian as first language.[3]

Location in South Tyrol

Sport[edit]

Maratona dles Dolomites[edit]

Maratona dles Dolomites finish in Corvara under the Sassongher Mountain

The finish of the annual single-day seven mountain passes crossing Maratona dles Dolomites bicycle race is in Corvara.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Corvara
  3. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info (Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol) (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Corvara at Wikimedia Commons