Samolaco

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Samolaco
Comune
Comune di Samolaco, Cittadina di Samolaco
Samolaco is located in Italy
Samolaco
Samolaco
Location of Samolaco in Italy
Coordinates: 46°16′N 9°23′E / 46.267°N 9.383°E / 46.267; 9.383Coordinates: 46°16′N 9°23′E / 46.267°N 9.383°E / 46.267; 9.383
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Sondrio (SO)
Area[1]
 • Total 44.5 km2 (17.2 sq mi)
Elevation 236 m (774 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total 2,913
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23027
Dialing code 0343

Samolaco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of the regional capital Milan and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Sondrio. As of 31 December 2005, it had a population of 2,913 and an area of 44.5 square kilometres (17.2 sq mi).

The territory of the comune, mostly mountainous, includes of a number of small centres of population, notably Casenda, Era, Giumello, San Pietro and Somaggia. All of these lie in the valley known as the Piano di Chiavenna, just to the north of the small lake Lago di Mezzola, which itself lies to the north of Lake Como. There is no centre called Samolaco,[1] although the community centre, a grocery store, a bank, two bars, a farm supply store and an artisan honey producer lie in the Samolaco area.

Samolaco borders the following municipalities: Gordona, Livo, Montemezzo, Novate Mezzola, Prata Camportaccio, Sorico, Vercana.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Comune di Samolaco: Storia del Comune