Jesolo

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Jesolo
Comune
Città di Jesolo
The beach of Jesolo.
The beach of Jesolo.
Coat of arms of Jesolo
Coat of arms
Jesolo is located in Italy
Jesolo
Jesolo
Location of Jesolo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°32′02″N 12°38′27″E / 45.53389°N 12.64083°E / 45.53389; 12.64083
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Venice (VE)
Frazioni Jesolo Lido, Jesolo Pineta, Passarella di Sotto, Cortellazzo, Ca' Pirami, Ca' Fornera, Passarella di Sotto, Piave Nuovo, Ca' Nani
Government
 • Mayor Valerio Zoggia
Area
 • Total 95 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (22 March 2012[1])
 • Total 23,988
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Jesolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30016
Dialing code 0421
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website
Location of Jesolo in the province of Venice.

Jesolo (or Iesolo) is a town and comune in the province of Venice, Italy.

Geography[edit]

The town lies north of Venice, between Eraclea and Cavallino-Treporti. Jesolo gives its name to a lagoon of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) on the Adriatic Sea between the rivers Sile and Piave. The urbanized area lies on an island of sorts, delimited by the rivers Piave (on the east) and Sile (on the west), and an artificial canal called Cavetta.

History[edit]

In Roman times the lagoon extended over the area now occupied by the town. There were several islands in the lagoon, the biggest of which was known as Equilium, the place of horses. It is thought that Jesolo represents a corruption of this name.

Economy[edit]

The city's economy is mostly based on tourism. Jesolo is a famous seaside resort thanks to its abundant holiday facilities and its 15-kilometre (9 mi) beach called Lido di Jesolo. At the height of its touristic life, Jesolo was hosting 6 million tourists per year. Currently these have dropped to around 4.5 million tourists per year due to the competition from new resort towns.

Notable people[edit]

  • Petrus de Natalibus (d. circa 1400), bishop of Equilio from 1370 to his death, and author who compiled the widely circulated book Legends of the Saints.

Sport[edit]

Football teams:

Twin towns[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

Photogallery[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Webcam from Jesolo Tourism Association.