Province of Belluno

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Province of Belluno
Province
The city of Belluno with the Schiara mountain
The city of Belluno with the Schiara mountain
Map with the province of Belluno in Italy
Map with the province of Belluno, in red, in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Veneto
Capital Belluno
Comuni 64
Government[1]
 • President Daniela Larese Filon
Area[2]
 • Total 3,672.26 km2 (1,417.87 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total 206,856
 • Density 56.32934/km2 (145.8923/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32100
Telephone prefix 0437
ISO 3166 code IT-BL
Vehicle registration BL
ISTAT 025
Website Official website

The Province of Belluno (Italian: Provincia di Belluno; German: Provinz Belluno) is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Belluno.

Geography[change | change source]

The province of Belluno has an area of 3,672.26 km2 (1,417.87 sq mi) and is the most northern of the provinces of the Veneto region, and is almost entirely occupied by mountain areas. In the eastern part of the province are the Dolomites, part of the eastern Alps, with high mountains, including the highest point of the province and of the region, the Marmolada (46°26′4″N 11°51′5″E / 46.43444°N 11.85139°E / 46.43444; 11.85139 (Marmolada)) that is 3,342 m (10,965 ft) high.[4].

The province is rich in water, with the presence of the wide Piave river that flows through the province from north to south.

The southern part of the province is called Valbelluna, the widest and most populous valley of the province.

Veneto provinces.

The province of Belluno borders to the north with Austria (Tyrol and Carinthia), to the east with the Friuli Venezia Giulia region (Udine and Pordenone provinces), to the south with the Treviso and Vicenza provinces) and to the west and northwest with the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region (Trento and South Tyrol provinces).

Population[change | change source]

As of 1 January 2016, there are 206,856 persons living in the province,[3] for a population density of 56.3 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population in the Belluno province

Language minorities[change | change source]

In the province, there are two language minorities, which are now recognized by law:

Municipalities[change | change source]

There are 64 municipalities (or comuni) in the province; they are:

  1. Agordo
  2. Alano di Piave
  3. Alleghe
  4. Alpago
  5. Arsiè
  6. Auronzo di Cadore
  7. Belluno
  8. Borca di Cadore
  9. Calalzo di Cadore
  10. Canale d'Agordo
  11. Cencenighe Agordino
  12. Cesiomaggiore
  13. Chies d'Alpago
  14. Cibiana di Cadore
  15. Colle Santa Lucia
  16. Comelico Superiore
  17. Cortina d'Ampezzo
  18. Danta di Cadore
  19. Domegge di Cadore
  20. Falcade
  21. Feltre
  22. Fonzaso
  23. Gosaldo
  24. La Valle Agordina
  25. Lamon
  26. Lentiai
  27. Limana
  28. Livinallongo del Col di Lana
  29. Longarone
  30. Lorenzago di Cadore
  31. Lozzo di Cadore
  32. Mel
  33. Ospitale di Cadore
  34. Pedavena
  35. Perarolo di Cadore
  36. Pieve di Cadore
  37. Ponte nelle Alpi
  38. Quero Vas
  39. Rivamonte Agordino
  40. Rocca Pietore
  41. San Gregorio nelle Alpi
  42. San Nicolò di Comelico
  43. San Pietro di Cadore
  44. San Tomaso Agordino
  45. San Vito di Cadore
  46. Santa Giustina
  47. Santo Stefano di Cadore
  48. Sappada
  49. Sedico
  50. Selva di Cadore
  51. Seren del Grappa
  52. Sospirolo
  53. Soverzene
  54. Sovramonte
  55. Taibon Agordino
  56. Tambre
  57. Trichiana
  58. Val di Zoldo
  59. Vallada Agordina
  60. Valle di Cadore
  61. Vigo di Cadore
  62. Vodo di Cadore
  63. Voltago Agordino
  64. Zoppè di Cadore

Largest municipalities[change | change source]

The following shows the 10 comuni with the population,[3] and the area and altitude.[5]

No. Comune Population
(2016)
Area
(km²)
Density Altitude
(m)
1 Belluno &&&&&&&&&&035870.&&&&&035,870 147.22 243.6 383
2 Feltre &&&&&&&&&&020649.&&&&&020,649 99.79 206.9 325
3 Sedico &&&&&&&&&&&09997.&&&&&09,997 91.20 109.6 317
4 Ponte nelle Alpi &&&&&&&&&&&08363.&&&&&08,363 58.14 143.8 397
5 Alpago &&&&&&&&&&&06994.&&&&&06,994 80.34 87.1 690
6 Santa Giustina &&&&&&&&&&&06807.&&&&&06,807 35.92 189.5 308
7 Mel &&&&&&&&&&&05984.&&&&&05,984 86.24 69.4 352
8 Cortina d'Ampezzo &&&&&&&&&&&05907.&&&&&05,907 252.81 23.4 1,211
9 Longarone &&&&&&&&&&&05359.&&&&&05,359 122.36 43.8 473
10 Limana &&&&&&&&&&&05209.&&&&&05,209 39.12 133.2 319

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chi governa" (in Italian). Provincia di Belluno. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  2. "Provincia di Belluno" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  4. "Marmolada, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  5. "Comuni in provincia di Belluno per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]