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Volta

Volta may refer to:

Persons

  • Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), Italian physicist and inventor of the electric battery
  • Giovanni Serafino Volta (1764–1842) Italian priest, naturalist and paleontologist
  • Massimo Volta (born 1987), Italian footballer

    Places

  • Volta, California, a census-designated place in Merced County, California, US
  • Volta Mantovana, an Italian municipality in the Lombardy region
  • Porta Volta, a former city gate of Milan, Italy
  • Volta Grande, a Brazilian municipality in the Minas Gerais state
  • Volta Redonda, a Brazilian municipality in the Rio de Janeiro state
  • Upper Volta (disambiguation)
  • Lake Volta, in Ghana
  • Volta Region, in Ghana
  • Volta River, primarily flowing in Ghana, with its headstreams:
  • White Volta
  • Red Volta
  • Black Volta
  • Volta (crater), a crater on the moon
  • 8208 Volta, a main belt asteroid

    Technology and products

  • Volta (microarchitecture), the initial codename for the microarchitecture to succeed the Pascal (microarchitecture) developed by Nvidia
  • Microsoft Live Labs Volta, a web development toolset by Microsoft
  • Toyota Alessandro Volta, a hybrid concept vehicle
  • Volta, a brand of vacuum cleaners by Electrolux

    Organisations

  • Volta Laboratory and Bureau, research and philanthropic institutions created by Alexander Graham Bell in the US
  • Volta Aluminum Company, a company based in Ghana
  • Volta River Authority, the main electricity supplier in Ghana
  • Volta Regional Museum, an ethnographic history museum in Ho, Ghana
  • Volta Cinematograph, first cinema of Dublin. started by, among others, James Joyce

    Sports

  • Volta a Portugal, an annual professional road bicycle race in Portugal
  • Volta ao Algarve, an annual road bicycle racing stage race in the Algarve, Portugal
  • Volta a Catalunya, an annual professional road bicycle race in Catalonia, Spain
  • Volta a Lleida, a road cycling stage race held in the Lleida region of Spain
  • Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, a former road cycling stage race held in the Valencian Community, Spain
  • Volta Feminina da República, a Brazil women's staged cycle race
  • Volta ao Distrito de Santarém, an annual Portuguese road bicycle racing stage race in the Santárem district

    Other uses

  • Volta (album), a 2007 album by Björk
  • Volta (dance), a Renaissance dance for couples
  • Volta (literature), a point of dramatic change in a poem
  • Una Volta, the 3rd album from the band DeVotchKa
  • De Volta Ao Planeta Dos Mutantes, a compilation from Os Mutantes first five albums
  • Volta (film), a 2004 Philippine movie
  • Volta (TV series), a 2008 Philippine TV series based on its namesake 2004 movie
  • Volta Review, the journal of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Volta bracket, a musical repeat sign
  • Volta Prize, an award by the French government for scientific achievement in electricity
  • Edison Volta Prize, a biannual award by the European Physical Society (EPS)
  • Volta Conference, an interwar cycle of cultural meetings
  • Villa Volta, an attraction in the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands
  • VOLTA (Cirque du Soleil): A touring big top show by Cirque du Soleil.