Jesolo

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Jesolo

Gèxoło  (Venetian)
Città di Jesolo
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The beach of Jesolo.
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Jesolo (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°32′02″N12°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
  MayorValerio Zoggia
Area
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  Total96.4 km2 (37.2 sq mi)
Elevation
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Population
 (2018-01-01) [2]
  Total26,199
  Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jesolani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
30016
Dialing code 0421
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
Website Official website
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Location of Jesolo in the province of Venice.

Jesolo or Iesolo (Italian:  [ˈjɛːzolo] ; Venetian : Gèxoło) 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, Dutch and French visitors.

Venetian language Romance language spoken in the Italian region of Veneto

Venetian or Venetan is a Romance language spoken as a native language by almost four million people in the northeast of Italy, mostly in the Veneto region of Italy, where most of the five million inhabitants can understand it, centered in and around Venice, which carries the prestige dialect. It is sometimes spoken and often well understood outside Veneto, in Trentino, Friuli, Venezia Giulia, Istria, and some towns of Slovenia and Dalmatia (Croatia) by a surviving autochthonous population, and Brazil, Argentina and Mexico by diasporans.

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Metropolitan City of Venice Metropolitan City in Veneto, Italy

The Metropolitan City of Venice is a metropolitan city in the Veneto region, Italy. Its capital is the city of Venice. It replaced the Province of Venice and includes the city of Venice and 43 other municipalities (comuni). It was first created by the reform of local authorities and then established by the Law 56/2014. The Metropolitan City of Venice is headed by the Metropolitan Mayor and by the Metropolitan Council. Since 15 June 2015, as new mayor of the capital city, Luigi Brugnaro is the first mayor of the Metropolitan City.

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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.

Eraclea Comune in Veneto, Italy

Eraclea is a small city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy. It is located on the Adriatic coast between the towns of Caorle and Jesolo.

Cavallino-Treporti Comune in Veneto, Italy

Cavallino-Treporti is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy.

Lagoon A shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs

A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identified as occurring on mixed-sand and gravel coastlines. There is an overlap between bodies of water classified as coastal lagoons and bodies of water classified as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal features around many parts of the world.

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.

Tourism travel for recreational or leisure purposes

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes".

Lido di Jesolo Frazione in Veneto, Italy

The Lido di Jesolo, or Jesolo Lido, is the beach area of the comune of Jesolo in the province of Venice, Italy. The place's economy is mostly based on tourism, because of its 15 km-long beach. Each hotel surrounding the beach has its own private section of beach with tables, umbrellas and sun loungers for that hotel only.

People

Pietro Ungarello di Marco de' Natali, better known as Petrus de Natalibus, was an Italian bishop and the author of a collection of lives of the saints.

A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

Sport

Football teams:

Associazione Calcio Jesolo is an Italian association football club, based in Jesolo, Veneto.

The City of Jesolo Trophy is an annual women's gymnastics competition held in Jesolo, Italy. There are competitions for the senior division and junior division. The United States won the senior team competition every year from 2010 to 2017.

Gymnastics sport

Gymnastics is a sport that includes exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest and abdominal muscle groups. Alertness, precision, daring, self-confidence and self-discipline are mental traits that can also be developed through gymnastics. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills

Twin towns

Notes and references

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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