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Comune di Porlezza
View of the Lake
View of the Lake
Porlezza is located in Italy
Location of Porlezza in Italy
Coordinates: 46°2′N 9°8′E / 46.033°N 9.133°E / 46.033; 9.133Coordinates: 46°2′N 9°8′E / 46.033°N 9.133°E / 46.033; 9.133
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Como (CO)
Frazioni Agria, Begna, Cima, Tavordo
 • Total 18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 4,325
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Porlezzesi o Porlezzini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22018
Dialing code 0344

Porlezza is a comune (municipality) on Lake Lugano in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,325 and an area of 18.7 square kilometres (7.2 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Porlezza contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Begna, Cima, and Tavordo.

Porlezza borders the following municipalities: Bene Lario, Carlazzo, Claino con Osteno, Corrido, Lenno, Ossuccio, Ponna, Val Rezzo, Valsolda.

Between 1873 and 1939, Porlezza was linked to Menaggio, on Lake Como, by the Menaggio–Porlezza railway, a steam hauled narrow gauge line built as part of a multi-modal transport link between Menaggio and Luino, on Lake Maggiore.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]


[1] - Demographic Stats


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "The Menaggio - Porlezza Railway 1884-1966 - Construction". Richard Marshall. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 


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