Molveno

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.

Molveno
Comune di Molveno
Molveno and its lake.
Location of Molveno
Molveno
Location of Molveno in Italy
Molveno
Molveno (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°9′N 10°58′E
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrentino (TN)
Government
  MayorFranchi Ruggero
Area
  Total35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Elevation
864 m (2,835 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2012)[2]
  Total1,138
  Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Molvenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
38018
Dialing code0461
Patron saintSt. Charles Borromeo
Saint dayNovember 4
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography

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

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

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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