Valfurva is a comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

(municipality) in the Province of Sondrio
Province of Sondrio
The Province of Sondrio is in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the town of Sondrio.It has an area of 3,212 km², and a total population of 176,856...

 in the Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 region Lombardy
Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Milan. One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy and about one fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in this region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe...

, located about 150 km northeast of Milan
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...

 and about 50 km northeast of Sondrio
Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina. Sondrio counts approximately 22,000 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the Lombard Province of Sondrio.- History :...

, in the Alps
The Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west....

. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,725 and an area of 215.9 km².

The municipality of Valfurva contains the frazioni
A frazione , in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other administrative divisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere...

(subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Uzza, San Nicolò, Sant'Antonio, San Gottardo, Madonna dei Monti, and Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina di Valfurva
Santa Caterina di Valfurva is a frazione of the comune of Valfurva, in the northern Italian province of Sondrio. It is home to a popular ski resort, with many FIS World Cups races taking place in the resort. Santa Caterina hosted the 2005 World Ski Championships. The highest point of the resort is...


Valfurva borders the following municipalities: Bormio
Bormio is a town and comune located in the province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy. It has a population of 4,200...

, Martell, Peio
Peio is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 50 km northwest of Trento...

, Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno is an Italian comune of 1816 inhabitants in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.-History:...

, Sondalo
Sondalo is a comune in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130 km northeast of Milan and about 40 km northeast of Sondrio....

, Stilfs
Stilfs is a comune in South Tyrol in the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. It is located near the northern ramp of the Stelvio Pass....

, Valdisotto
Valdisotto is a comune in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 140 km northeast of Milan and about 45 km northeast of Sondrio....

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.