Meina

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Meina
Comune
Comune di Meina
Meina and Lake Maggiore.
Meina and Lake Maggiore.
Coat of arms of Meina
Coat of arms
Meina is located in Italy
Meina
Meina
Location of Meina in Italy
Coordinates: 45°47′N 8°32′E / 45.783°N 8.533°E / 45.783; 8.533
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceNovara (NO)
FrazioniGhevio, Silvera
Government
 • MayorPaolo Cumbo
Area
 • Total7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Elevation214 m (702 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total2,446
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Meinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code28046
Dialing code0322
Patron saintSt. Margaret

Meina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 77 kilometres (48 mi) northwest of Milan, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Novara, on the southern area of Lake Maggiore.

During World War II, Meina was the site of the massacre of 16 Italian Jews by German SS soldiers as part of the Lake Maggiore massacres. The event inspired the movie Hotel Meina, directed in 2007 by Carlo Lizzani.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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