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Veneto

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Regione Veneto
Capital Venice, Italy
President Giancarlo Galan
(House of Freedoms)
Provinces Belluno
Padova
Rovigo
Treviso
Venezia
Verona
Vicenza
Municipalities 581
Area 18,391 km²
 - Ranked 8th (6.1 %)
Population (2001)
 - Total

 - Ranked
 - Density


4,527,694
5th (7.9 %)
246/km²
Image:Italy Regions Veneto 220px.png
Map higlighting the location of Veneto in Italy

Veneto is a region in northeastern Italy, bordering on Lombardy, Trentino-South Tyrol, Austria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Emilia-Romagna, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. It is traversed by the Po, Adige, Brenta and Piave rivers.

The capital is Venice, and other important towns include Verona, Padua, Treviso, Belluno, Rovigo and Vicenza.

This region is very rich in artistic and cultural treasures. Its architectural heritage includes the unique buildings and bridges of Venice, and many of Palladio's villas. Verona's arena is an ancient Roman amphitheatre, traditionally reserved for opera. The thermal baths at Abano Terme are also an attraction.

Vacation spots are Jesolo, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Garda.

The regional economy, which used to depend entirely on agriculture, is now highly oriented towards manufacturing industry and fashion (Benetton and Marzotto were a major employer), together with cultural tourism.

Veneto is one of the two Italian Regions whose inhabitants are granted the status of «popolo» (i.e. people) with Constitutional Law by the Italian Parliament, the other Region being Sardinia. However only Sardinia has been added the status of "autonomous".

Veneto History

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