Vajont

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For the dam, see Vajont Dam.
Vajont
Comune
Comune di Vajont
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Coat of arms of Vajont
Coat of arms
Vajont is located in Italy
Vajont
Vajont
Location of Vajont in Italy
Coordinates: 46°8′N 12°41′E / 46.133°N 12.683°E / 46.133; 12.683
Country Italy
Region Friuli – Venezia Giulia
Province Pordenone (PN)
Government
 • Mayor Felice Manarin
Area
 • Total 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 1,741
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym Vajontini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33080
Dialing code 0427
Patron saint Jesus Crucifixed
Saint day 14 September

Vajont is the name of a valley in the area of Longarone, in the province of Belluno,north-eastern Italy.

History[edit]

The municipality was founded in 1971 on the municipal territory of Maniago. It was built to host the people evacuated from Erto e Casso after the disaster of the Vajont Dam (1963).

Language and dialect[edit]

In addition to the Italian language in the territory of Vajont the dialects that are spoken is Ertano and Cassano, that come from villages of Erto and Casso. Friulian language (typical only Region Friuli -Venezia Giulia), is understood but not spoken.

Movie[edit]

Vajont - La diga del disonore (Vajont-The dam of dishonor), is a 2001 film directed by Renzo Martinelli. The film deals with the events that accompanied the construction of the dam and the Vajont disaster, in 1963, cost the lives of about two thousand people.

External links[edit]

Media related to Vajont at Wikimedia Commons