Prazzo

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Prazzo
Comune
Comune di Prazzo
Coat of arms of Prazzo
Coat of arms
Prazzo is located in Italy
Prazzo
Prazzo
Location of Prazzo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°29′N 07°03′E / 44.483°N 7.050°E / 44.483; 7.050Coordinates: 44°29′N 07°03′E / 44.483°N 7.050°E / 44.483; 7.050
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Prazzo Superiore, Prazzo Inferiore, Borgo Nuovo, Maddalena, Ussolo, San Michele
Government
 • Mayor Osvaldo Einaudi
Area
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,030 m (3,380 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 218
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym Prazzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12028
Dialing code 0171
Patron saint St. James
Saint day July 25

Prazzo is comune of the province of Cuneo, in Piemonte, northern Italy.

The main village is split in two parts, Prazzo Superiore (upper) and Prazzo Inferiore (lower), at about 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from each other on the national route 22. Prazzo is part of local community of the "Valle Maira" valley.

The town hall, containing the nursery and the primary school, a hotel and most of the shops of the village are located in Prazzo Superiore. The parish church and an army base, at times used by various corps of the Italian Army and NATO for mountain training, are in Prazzo Inferiore.

Prazzo is about 1,000 metres (3,281 feet) above sea level and is located on the left side of Valle Maira, along which runs the Maira river.

The local economy is based on agriculture, tourism, public offices and ENEL (Italy's main electric energy provider). The only public transport available is a bus service that, from the Cuneo railway station, serves the whole valley up to Acceglio.