From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Comune di Vajont
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Coat of arms of Vajont
Coat of arms
Vajont is located in Italy
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)
 • Mayor Felice Manarin
 • 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(s) 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 (Western Friulian: Vaiònt) is the name of a valley in the area of Longarone, in the province of Pordenone, north-eastern Italy.


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

Language and dialect[edit]

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


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

External links[edit]

Media related to Vajont at Wikimedia Commons