| Share

Saint Moritz

Saint Moritz (sānt môrˈĭts, mərĭtsˈ) [key], Ger. Sankt Moritz, town (1990 est. pop. 5,300), Grisons canton, SE Switzerland, in the Upper Engadine, on the Lake of St. Moritz. One of the largest winter sports centers in the world, it is also a famous year-round resort. It is surrounded by magnificent peaks and has long-frequented mineral springs. The Olympic winter games were held there in 1928 and in 1948. The town is along a major international highway and has an airport nearby.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Saint Moritz from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Swiss Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring