Faido

municipality in Switzerland

Faido is the capital of the district of Leventina in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.

Faido
Coat of arms of Faido
Coat of arms
Location of Faido
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictLeventina
Government
 • MayorRoland David
Area
 • Total25.5 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation
711 m (2,333 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,903
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
6760
SFOS number5072
LocalitiesChiggiogna, Rossura, Calonico
Surrounded byAcquarossa, Anzonico, Blenio, Calpiogna, Campello, Chironico, Dalpe, Mairengo
Websitewww.faido.ch
SFSO statistics

It has about 1,600 people and lies in the Leventina valley.

Faido

HistoryEdit

The municipality was first noted in 1171 as Faedo.

In the spring of 2004, the people voted for merging the neighboring municipalities of Chiggiogna, Osco, Mairengo, Calpiogna, Campello, Rossura, Calonico, Anzonico, Cavagnago, and Sobrio. Most of the municipalities did not want to do that, and the new municipality contains only the municipalities of Faido, Chiggiogna, Rossura, and Calonico. On 1 April 2012 the former municipalities of Anzonico, Calpiogna, Campello, Cavagnago, Chironico, Mairengo and Osco merged into the municipality.[3] On 10 April 2016, Sobrio merged into the municipality.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 23 May 2012
  4. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 27 April 2016

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