Mezzocorona

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Mezzocorona
Comune
Comune di Mezzocorona
Coat of arms of Mezzocorona
Coat of arms
Mezzocorona is located in Italy
Mezzocorona
Mezzocorona
Location of Mezzocorona in Italy
Coordinates: 46°13′N 11°7′E / 46.217°N 11.117°E / 46.217; 11.117
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Fiamozzi
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)
 • Total 4,938
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym Mezzocoronesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38016
Dialing code 0461
Patron saint Saint Gothard
Website Official website

Mezzocorona (German: Kronmetz), until 1902 Mezzotedesco (German: Deutschmetz) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the city of Trento.

Mezzocorona borders the following municipalities: Mezzolombardo, Ton, Roverè della Luna, San Michele all'Adige and Nave San Rocco.

The name was derived from mezzo (means middle or in between) and corona (means crown, related to nearby castle), Mezzolombardo (mezzo-lombardo) was part of the area but split into two in 1194. Another explanation was mezzo came from local dialect, which mez means wet. In the old name Mezzotedesco, tedesco means German, while lombardo refer to Lombardy; in German Deutschmetz means German metz while Mezzolombardo's German name Welschmetz means Romance-speaking metz.

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