|Comune di Mezzocorona|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Trentino (TN)|
|• Mayor||Mauro Fiamozzi|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|Population (31 August 2007)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Gothard|
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.
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".
- Official website (Italian)
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