Malegno

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Malegno
Malégn
Comune
Comune di Malegno
Malegno.jpg
Coat of arms of Malegno
Coat of arms
Malegno is located in Italy
Malegno
Malegno
Location of Malegno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°57′6″N 10°16′30″E / 45.95167°N 10.27500°E / 45.95167; 10.27500
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Government
 • Mayor Alessandro Domenighini
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,096
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym Malegnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25053
Dialing code 0364
Website Official website

Malegno (Malégn in local camunian dialect) is an Italian comune in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy. Malegno lies on the right bank of the river Oglio, and is crossed by the river Lanico.

History[edit]

See also: Val Camonica

Traces of ancient human activities are represented by two statues-stele, founded in the "Bagnolo" area, west of Malegno.

In 1758 the waters of Lanico flooded the area.

By decree of 1928 the town of Malegno was united with that of Cividate Camuno, forming a single commune until 1947.

Main sights[edit]

Parish Church of St. Andrew (new church).
  • Parish Church of St. Andrew, built between 1706 and 1709.
  • former parish of St. Andrew, modified in the 15th, 16th, and 17th century.
  • Church of Santa Maria at the Bridge, near the Hospital Vallecamonica. It dates from the 14th century.

Culture[edit]

The scütüm are, in Camunian dialect, nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The one which characterize the people of Malegno is Crape de Legn, Malignù, Getù.

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