Formazza

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Formazza
Comune
Comune di Formazza
Mountains in Formazza
Mountains in Formazza
Formazza is located in Italy
Formazza
Formazza
Location of Formazza in Italy
Coordinates: 46°23′N 8°26′E / 46.383°N 8.433°E / 46.383; 8.433Coordinates: 46°23′N 8°26′E / 46.383°N 8.433°E / 46.383; 8.433
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Foppiano, Antillone, Fondovalle, Chiesa, Valdo, San Michele, Ponte, Brendo, Grovella, Canza, Sotto Frua, La Frua, Riale
Area
 • Total 131.8 km2 (50.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 443
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.7/sq mi)
Demonym Formazzini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28030
Dialing code 0324
Website Official website

Formazza (Walliser German: Pomatt, Piedmontese: Formassa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Turin and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Verbania, on the border with Switzerland. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 443 and an area of 131.8 square kilometres (50.9 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Formazza contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Foppiano, Antillone, Fondovalle, Chiesa, Valdo, San Michele, Ponte, Brendo, Grovella, Canza, Sotto Frua, La Frua, and Riale.

Formazza borders the following municipalities: Baceno, Bedretto (Switzerland), Bignasco (Switzerland), Binn (Switzerland), Bosco Gurin (Switzerland), Cavergno (Switzerland), Premia, Reckingen-Gluringen (Switzerland), Ulrichen (Switzerland).

The village was founded by Walser and Walser German is still spoken

Demographic evolution[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mario Bacher (b. 1941), ski mountaineer and cross-country skier

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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