Mergozzo

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Mergozzo
Comune
Comune di Mergozzo
Mergozzo veduta.jpg
Coat of arms of Mergozzo
Coat of arms
Mergozzo is located in Italy
Mergozzo
Mergozzo
Location of Mergozzo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°58′N 8°26′E / 45.967°N 8.433°E / 45.967; 8.433
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Albo, Bettola, Bracchio, Candoglia, Montorfano, Nibbio
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Tognetti
Area
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (30 September 2009[1])
 • Total 2,135
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym Mergozzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28882
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Holy Mary
Saint day 15 August (Assumption of-)
Website Official website
The sun sets over Mergozzo

Mergozzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 120 km northeast of Turin and about 9 km northwest of Verbania.

Mergozzo borders the following municipalities: Gravellona Toce, Ornavasso, Premosello-Chiovenda, San Bernardino Verbano, Verbania.

Economy[edit]

Tourism based on the attractions of Lake Mergozzo, nearly all of which falls within the territory of the comune, forms the principal basis of the local economy. Next in importance is the quarrying and working of stone. The pink marble of Candoglia, which was employed in building the Duomo di Milano from the 14th century on, is still extracted; the stone of Montorfano is exported throughout the world.

The agricultural sector is also active.[2]

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External links[edit]

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