Corvara, South Tyrol

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Corvara
Comune
Comun de Corvara
Comune di Corvara in Badia
Gemeinde Corvara
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
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniCalfosch (Colfosco, Kolfuschg), Pescosta
Government
 • MayorRobert Rottonara
Area
 • Total42.2 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total1,340
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Italian: corvaresi or badiotti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code39033
Dialing code0471
WebsiteOfficial website

Corvara (Italian: Corvara in Badia [korˈvaːra im ˈbadiːa]; German: Corvara or Kurfar) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) 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 square kilometres (16.3 sq mi).[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 (Italian: Colfosco, German: Kolfuschg) 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, 6.84% Italian and 3.46% German 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