Bellano

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Bellano

Belàan  (Lombard)
Comune di Bellano
Church of SS Nazaro e Celso
Church of SS Nazaro e Celso
Coat of arms of Bellano
Coat of arms
Location of Bellano
Bellano is located in Italy
Bellano
Bellano
Location of Bellano in Italy
Bellano is located in Lombardy
Bellano
Bellano
Bellano (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 46°3′N 9°18′E / 46.050°N 9.300°E / 46.050; 9.300
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceLecco (LC)
FrazioniBiosio, Bonzeno, Costa, Gora, Grabbia, Lezzeno, Ombriaco, Oro, Pegnino, Pendaglio, Pennaso, Pernice, Ponte Oro, Pradello, Rivalba, Valletta, Verginate
Government
 • MayorAntonio Rusconi
Area
 • Total10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation
202 m (663 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total3,204
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bellanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
23822
Dialing code0341
Patron saintSts. Nazarius and Celsus
Saint day28 July
WebsiteOfficial website
Orrido di Bellano.

Bellano (Comasco: Belàan [beˈlãː]) is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.

The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) which was formed through erosion by the river Pioverna. The erosion started 15 million years ago. The church in the city is called Santi Nazario e Celso (built in 1348) and is in the Gothic style.

Bellano is the location of most of the novels by local writer Andrea Vitali and the birthplace of the 17th-century writer and poet Sigismondo Boldoni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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