Bognanco

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Bognanco
Comune
Comune di Bognanco
Coat of arms of Bognanco
Coat of arms
Bognanco is located in Italy
Bognanco
Bognanco
Location of Bognanco in Italy
Coordinates: 46°7′45″N 8°11′54″E / 46.12917°N 8.19833°E / 46.12917; 8.19833
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Maccagno (lista civica), elected 7 June 2009.
Area[1]
 • Total 58.1 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 980 m (3,220 ft)
Highest elevation 2,173 m (7,129 ft)
Lowest elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (1 January 2009)[1]
 • Total 258
 • Density 4.4/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym Bognanchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28042
Dialing code 0324
Patron saint Saint Lawrence[3]
Saint day 10 August
Website www.comune.bognanco.vb.it

Bognanco, population about 250, is a commune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located in an Alpine valley about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin immediately to the west of Domodossola and on the border with Switzerland. Its municipal boundaries extend over an area of 58.1 square kilometres (22.4 sq mi) that ranges in elevation from 380 to 2,713 metres (1,247 to 8,901 ft) above sea-level and borders on the Italian communes of Antrona Schieranco, Crevoladossola, Domodossola, Montescheno and Trasquera, and Zwischbergen in the Swiss canton Valais.

The population is distributed between two main settlements, a number of hamlets, and various isolated dwellings: the seat of the municipality is in San Lorenzo (980 m). Fonti (669 m) was also classified as a centro abitato ("populated centre"). Less strongly defined settlements (nuclei abitati) were Graniga (1113 m), Messasca (525 m), and Pizzanco (1142 m). Localities whose population was subject to significant variation during the course of a year were Pioi (850 m), La Gomba (1251 m), and Vercengio (1299 m). Morasco (956 m) is described as a ‘special mountain nucleus’. [2]

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