|Comune di Parè|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Como (CO)|
|• Mayor||Achille Arrigoni|
|• Total||2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2007)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Parè is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Milan and about 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of Como, on the border with Switzerland. As of 31 December 2007, it had a population of 1,784 and an area of 2.2 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi).
In the Napoleonic era the municipality of Parè was suppressed and united to Gironico (also municipalities of Drezzo and Montano were aggregated to it). The union lasted until 1816 when the previous municipalities were restored.
In 1928 the municipalities of Parè, Drezzo and Cavallasca were united into a single municipality called Lieto Colle (name inspired by Margherita Sarfatti, the lover of Benito Mussolini who had a palace in Cavallasca). The town hall was in Parè. After the end of Fascism, the discontent against the union grew, but only in 1956 the municipality of Lieto Colle was suppressed and the three municipalities of Parè, Drezzo and Cavallasca restored.
Giuseppe Leoni. Born April 5, 1778, in Parè, he became famous for his performances as "incombustible man".
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat, except population as of 2007 from the article in Italian Wikipedia