Mezzocorona

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Mezzocorona
Comune
Comune di Mezzocorona
Coat of arms of Mezzocorona
Coat of arms
Mezzocorona is located in Italy
Mezzocorona
Mezzocorona
Location of Mezzocorona in Italy
Coordinates: 46°13′N 11°7′E / 46.217°N 11.117°E / 46.217; 11.117
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city Trentino (TN)
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Fiamozzi
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)
 • Total 4,938
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mezzocoronesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38016
Dialing code 0461
Patron saint Saint Gothard
Website Official website

Mezzocorona (German: Kronmetz), until 1902 Mezzotedesco (German: Deutschmetz) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the city of Trento.

Mezzocorona borders the following municipalities: Mezzolombardo, Ton, Roverè della Luna, San Michele all'Adige and Nave San Rocco.

The name is believed to have been derived from the Italian words mezzo, meaning middle or in between, and corona, which means crown (and is likely a reference to the nearby castle). This explanation of the name is supported by the fact that Mezzolombardo (mezzo, middle + lombardo, Lombardy) was part of the area but split into two in 1194. Another possible explanation of the name is that mezzo came from the region's local dialect mez, a word meaning "wet".

In the region's old name Mezzotedesco, tedesco means German, while lombardo refers to Lombardy; in German, Deutschmetz means German metz, while Mezzolombardo's German name Welschmetz means "Romance-speaking metz".

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