2006 (MMVI) was a common year that started on a Sunday in the Gregorian calendar. It was the 2006th year of Anno Domini or Common Era designation, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century, and the 7th of the 2000s decade.
2006 was designated the:
- International Year of Deserts and Desertification.
- International Asperger's Year.
- Year of Mozart, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.