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Comune di Locana
Coat of arms of Locana
Coat of arms
Location of Locana
Locana is located in Italy
Location of Locana in Italy
Locana is located in Piedmont
Locana (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°25′N 7°28′E / 45.417°N 7.467°E / 45.417; 7.467
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniRosone, Boschietto, Bosco, Fornolosa, Gavie, Gurgo, Montigli, Nusiglie, Praie, Serlone
 • MayorGiovanni Bruno Mattiet
 • Total132.52 km2 (51.17 sq mi)
613 m (2,011 ft)
 (30 September 2017)[3]
 • Total1,453
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0124
WebsiteOfficial website

Locana is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Turin in the Orco Valley. In the early 1900s the town had about 7,000 residents. As of 2019 the population declined to 1,500.[4]

Locana borders the following municipalities: Cogne, Ronco Canavese, Noasca, Ribordone, Sparone, Chialamberto, Cantoira, Corio, Monastero di Lanzo and Coassolo Torinese. The comune is part of the Gran Paradiso National Park, housing a series of small alpine lakes and glaciers; peaks in the area include the Torre del Gran San Pietro (3,692 m). The Lake of Ceresole is also located nearby.

In 2019 the mayor, Giovanni Bruno Mattiet, announced that the municipality of Locana will pay families up to €9,000, (US$10,200) over a three-year period just for moving to the village. To qualify the families must have at least one child and a yearly income of €6,000. The goal is to stop the town from disappearing, since every year in town there are only 10 births but 40 deaths. The offer was first only for Italians or foreigners who already live in Italy, but the program was extended to also include foreigners living outside Italy.[4]


  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.
  4. ^ a b Marchetti, Silvia (2019-01-26). "Italian town will pay you $10,000 to move in". CNN Travel. Retrieved 2019-01-29.