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Venice
Venezia
Comune
Comune di Venezia
A collage of Venice: at the top left is the Piazza San Marco, followed by a view of the city, then the Grand Canal, and (smaller) the interior of La Fenice and, finally, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
A collage of Venice: at the top left is the Piazza San Marco, followed by a view of the city, then the Grand Canal, and (smaller) the interior of La Fenice and, finally, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Coat of arms of Venice
Coat of arms
Venice is located in Italy
Venice
Venice
Location of Venice in Italy
Coordinates: 45°26′15″N 12°20′9″ECoordinates: 45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Venice (VE)
Frazioni Chirignago, Favaro Veneto, Mestre, Marghera, Murano, Burano, Giudecca, Lido, Zelarino
Government
• Mayor Giorgio Orsoni acting (Democratic)
Area
• Total 414.57 km2 (160.07 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2009-04-30)
• Total 270,660 (60,000 on historic Venice)
Demonym Venetians
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30100
Dialing code 041
Patron saint St. Mark the Evangelist
Saint day 25 April
Website Official website
UNESCO World Heritage Site Venice and its Lagoon
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Venice in spring, with the Rialto Bridge in the background.
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi
Reference 394
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)
File:VenedigVomSchiff2002Video.oggPlay media
Venice seen from ship
Photography of Venice at dusk
The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola, Canaletto, about 1738. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Venice view from the Bridge Foscari, to the Bridge Santa Margherita.

Venice (English /ˈvɛnɪs/; Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsia] ( listen)[1] alternative obsolete form: Vinegia; Venetian: Venexia [veˈnɛsja]; Latin: Venetiae; Slovene: Benetke) is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.[2] It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artworks.[2] The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.[2]

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice’s comune (the population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 60,000[3] in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large frazioni (roughly equivalent to “parishes” or “wards” in other countries) of Mestre and Marghera; 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 1,600,000. PATREVE is only a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC.[4][5] The city historically was the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”.[6] Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe’s most romantic cities.[7]

The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history.[8] It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
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