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(s) 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 of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Trento.

Geography[edit]

Molveno is located at the northern end of a 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) long lake (Lago di Molveno), at the foot of the Brenta Group and the Paganella mountain.

The Lake of Molveno, formed by a landslide about 4000 years ago, is the second largest in Trentino-Alto Adige, 3.3 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi). It has a maximum depth of 123 metres (404 ft).

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