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Jesolo
Jesolo
Comune
Città di Jesolo
The beach of Jesolo.
The beach of Jesolo.
Coat of arms of Jesolo
Coat of arms
Jesolo is located in Italy
Jesolo
Jesolo
Location of Jesolo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°32?02?N 12°38?27?E / 45.53389°N 12.64083°E / 45.53389; 12.64083
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Metropolitan city Venice (VE)
Frazioni Jesolo Lido, Jesolo Pineta, Passarella di Sotto, Cortellazzo, Ca' Pirami, Ca' Fornera, Passarella di Sotto, Piave Nuovo, Ca' Nani
Government
 o Mayor Valerio Zoggia
Area
 o Total 95 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (31 March 2018[1])
 o Total 26,376
 o Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jesolani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 30016
Dialing code 0421
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website
Location of Jesolo in the province of Venice.

Jesolo (or Iesolo) ['j?:zolo] is a seaside resort town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy. With around six million visitors per year, Jesolo is one of the largest beach resorts in the country, and ranks 7th overall as a tourist destination. Its 15 kilometer long beaches, and vicinity to central Europe make it a favourite destination of many German, Austrian and French visitors.

Geography

The town lies north of Venice, between Eraclea and Cavallino-Treporti. Jesolo gives its name to a lagoon of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) on the Adriatic Sea between the rivers Sile and Piave. The urbanized area lies on an island of sorts, delimited by the rivers Piave (on the east) and Sile (on the west), and an artificial canal called Cavetta.

History

In Roman times the lagoon extended over the area now occupied by the town. There were several islands in the lagoon, the biggest of which was known as Equilium, the place of horses. It is thought that Jesolo represents a corruption of this name.

Economy

The city's economy is mostly based on tourism. Jesolo is a seaside resort with abundant holiday facilities and its 15-kilometre (9 mi) beach called Lido di Jesolo. At the height of its touristic life, Jesolo was hosting 6 million tourists per year. Currently these have dropped to around 4.5 million tourists per year due to the competition from new resort towns.

People

  • Petrus de Natalibus (d. circa 1400), bishop of Equilio from 1370 to his death, and author who compiled the widely circulated book Legends of the Saints.

Sport

Football teams:

Twin towns

Notes and references

  1. ^ Data from Istat

External links

Media related to Jesolo at Wikimedia Commons

  • Webcam from Jesolo Tourism Association.


Category:Lists of municipalities of Italy


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