|Comune di Mergozzo|
|Frazioni||Albo, Bettola, Bracchio, Candoglia, Montorfano, Nibbio|
|• Mayor||Paolo Tognetti|
|• Total||27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|Population (30 September 2009)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Holy Mary|
|Saint day||15 August (Assumption of-)|
Mergozzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin and about 9 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Verbania.
Tourism based on the attractions of Lake Mergozzo, nearly all of which falls within the territory of the comune, forms the principal basis of the local economy. Next in importance is the quarrying and working of stone. The pink marble of Candoglia, which was employed in building the Duomo di Milano from the 14th century on, is still extracted; the stone of Montorfano is exported throughout the world.
The agricultural sector is also active.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Regione Piemonte, Direzione Pianificazione Risorse Idriche, PIANO DI TUTELA DELLE ACQUE (D.Lgs. 152/99) REV. 01 LUGLIO 2004: MERGOZZO (Google cache )
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