Brunate

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Brunate

Brunaa  (Lombard)
Comune di Brunate
Panorama dalla Lucciola.jpg
Coat of arms of Brunate
Coat of arms
Location of Brunate
Brunate is located in Italy
Brunate
Brunate
Location of Brunate in Italy
Brunate is located in Lombardy
Brunate
Brunate
Brunate (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°6′E / 45.817°N 9.100°E / 45.817; 9.100
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceProvince of Como (CO)
FrazioniCao, Carescione, Laghetto, Nidrino, Piani di Brunate, San Maurizio
Government
 • MayorDavide Bodini
Area
 • Total2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation
715 m (2,346 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,715
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Brunatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
22034
Dialing code031
Patron saintSaint Andrew the Apostle
Saint day30 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Brunate (Comasco: Brunaa [bryˈnɑː]) is a town and comune in the province of Como in northern Italy, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Milan. It has some 1,800 residents, but is much more populated in summer, when tourists rent houses and apartments.

The town overlooks Como, which lies on the shore of Lake Como some 500 metres (1,600 ft) below. For a short time in the late 12th century Brunate was an independent commune, but in 1240 it reverted to the suzerainty of Como.

Como and Brunate are linked by a steep, narrow, winding road, and by the Como to Brunate funicular.

Alessandro Volta lived in Brunate for a short period – the Faro Voltiano lighthouse in the San Maurizio district, was built and named in his honour. The Bulgarian poet Pencho Slaveykov died in the town on 10 June 1912.

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  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.