Molveno

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Molveno
Comune
Comune di Molveno
Molveno and its lake.
Molveno and its lake.
Molveno is located in Italy
Molveno
Molveno
Location of Molveno in Italy
Coordinates: 46°9′N 10°58′E / 46.150°N 10.967°E / 46.150; 10.967Coordinates: 46°9′N 10°58′E / 46.150°N 10.967°E / 46.150; 10.967
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Government
 • Mayor Franchi Ruggero
Area
 • Total 35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Elevation 864 m (2,835 ft)
Population (31 August 2012)[1]
 • Total 1,138
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Demonym Molvenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38018
Dialing code 0461
Patron saint St. Charles Borromeo
Saint day November 4
Website Official website

Molveno is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 15 km northwest of Trento.

Geography[edit]

Molveno is sited at the northern end of a 4 km long lake (Lago di Molveno), at the feet of the Brenta Group and the Paganella mountain.

The Lake of Molveno, formed by an avalanche some 4,000 years ago, is the second largest in Trentino/Südtirol (3.3 km²). It has a maximum depth of 123 m.

Molveno borders the following municipalities: Andalo, Cavedago, Ragoli, San Lorenzo in Banale, Spormaggiore, Terlago, Tuenno and Vezzano.

History[edit]

The area of Molveno is known to have been settled since the Neolithic age. Due to its strategic position at the entrance of the Brenta-Paganella plateau, it was contended between the Bishops of Trento, the counts of Tyrol and the counts of Flavon.

From 1802 to 1805 the Austrians had a series of fortification built on the lake to halt the French troops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Molveno at Wikimedia Commons