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Encyclopedia > Cortina d'Ampezzo
Comune di Cortina d'Ampezzo

Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy Italy
Region Veneto
Province Belluno (BL)
Mayor
Elevation 1,211 m
Area 254.51 km²
Population
 - Total (as of December 21, 2005) 5,954
 - Density 23/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 46°32′N 12°08′E
Gentilic Cortinesi
Dialing code 0436
Postal code 32043
Frazioni see list

Location of Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Location: Italy
Nearest city: Venice
Top elevation: 2,930 m
Base elevation: 1,224 m
Runs: 101 (140 km)
Longest run: 11 km
Lift system: 30 chairlifts, 6 gondolas, 15 surface lifts
Web page: Cortina-Ski.com

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a town and municipality in the province of Belluno, Veneto, northern Italy. Located in the Dolomites, it is a popular winter sport resort. Image File history File links Cortina_d'Ampezzo-Stemma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Belluno (It. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... Cortina dAmpezzo is a town and municipality in the province of Belluno, Veneto, northern Italy. ... Image File history File links Italy_Regions_220px_(including_Pelagie_Islands). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Cortina-logo. ... Venice is known for its waterways and gondolas Gondola. ... A chairlift in Bad Hofgastein, Austria A chairlift, also known as a fixed-grip chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... Belluno (It. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Image:Belluno-Schiara-gp. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ...

A view of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
A view of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Among the most exclusive mountain locations in Europe, Cortina is known for its first-class hotels and shops. Image File history File links CortinaDAmpezzo. ... Image File history File links CortinaDAmpezzo. ...


Geography

The area of Cortina d'Ampezzo is characterized by the typical Dolomite environment, mostly covered with large lawns intermingled with pinophyta woods. The most famous peaks in the city's neighbourhood include Le Tofane, Il Cristallo and Le Cinque Torri. Fauna include marmots, reindeers, roe deers, chamoises and hares. Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, also known as division Coniferae, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the... Species See text. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) The reindeer, known as caribou when wild in North America, is an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ... Binomial name Capreolus capreolus, Capreolus pygargus (Linnaeus, 1758) There are two species of Roe Deer. ... Binomial name Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758) The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a large, goat-like animal that lives in the European Alps and Carpathians. ... Species Many, see text Hares and jackrabbits belong to family Leporidae, and mostly in genus Lepus. ...


Culture

The surroundings of Cortina have been the location for a number of movies, including Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone, Krull, the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and The Pink Panther starring David Niven and Peter Sellers. An action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and including John Lithgow as a key villain. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946), is an American Academy Award-nominated film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article is on the fantasy film Krull for the Mathematican see Wolfgang Krull Krull is a 1983 heroic fantasy film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Ron Silverman. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond 007 is a fictional British agent[1] created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. ... For Your Eyes Only is the twelfth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the fifth to star Roger Moore as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond 007. ... The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring the bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau. ... David Niven portrayed the original Sir James Bond in the 007 spoof Casino Royale James David Graham Niven (David Niven) (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983), was an Academy Award-winning English actor. ... Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (September 8, 1925 – July 24, 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ...


Cortina d'Ampezzo was the host town of the 1956 Winter Olympics. The 1944 Winter Olympics were also scheduled to be held in Cortina, but were cancelled because of World War II. The 1927 Nordic, 1941 Nordic and 1941 Alpine World Skiing Championships were held in Cortina as well though the 1941 Nordic championships were withdrawn by the FIS in 1946. The region lost the bid for the 1988 Winter Olympics to Calgary, Canada. The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The 1927 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships took place between February 2 and February 5, 1927 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The 1941 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships took place February 1-10, 1941 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The Alpine Skiing World Championships took place first time in 1931. ... The International Ski Federation/Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) is the main international organisation of ski sports. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ...


Cortina was home of Olympic bobsledder Eugenio Monti who was the first winner of the de Coubertin medal for fair play. Eugenio Monti (January 23, 1928 – December 1, 2003) was an Italian bobsledder. ...


Close to Cortina d'Ampezzo is San Vito di Cadore. Country Italy Region Veneto Province Belluno (BL) Mayor Piero De Vido website = Elevation 1,011 m Area 61 km² Population  - Total (as of 1,718) populationdensitymetric = 28  - Density {{{populationdensitymetric}}}/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Dialing code 0436 Postal code 32046 Patron San Vito  - Day June 15 San...


External links

  • Postcards from Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo (in English)


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Cortina d'Ampezzo, the so-called "Capital of the Dolomites" is situated in Belluno The civic flag of Cortina d'Ampezzo, even in use, is unofficial.
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