The area takes its name from its inhabitants, the Ladin people, who in turn speak Ladin, a Rhaeto-Romance language. In spite of its high level of identification with the land, Ladinia does not enjoy any official recognition.
The territory occupies approximately 1,200 square kilometers (460 sq. mi) in the Dolomite Alps, encompassing five valleys: Fascia Valley, Val Gardena, Val Badia, Livinallongo del Col di Lana, and Ampezzo.
Administratively, Ladinia is divided between two Italian regions, three provinces, and 18 small municipalities. Informations about the Ladinia and the ladin culture