Lugano

city in Ticino, Switzerland

Lugano (Latin language: Luganum) is a city of the district Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Lugano
Lugano in mid-August 2008
Lugano in mid-August 2008
Coat of arms of Lugano
Location of Lugano
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Lugano is located in Switzerland
Lugano
Lugano
Lugano is located in Canton of Ticino
Lugano
Lugano
Coordinates: 46°00′N 8°57′E / 46.000°N 8.950°E / 46.000; 8.950
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictLugano
Government
 • ExecutiveMunicipio
with 7 members
 • MayorSindaco (list)
Marco Borradori Ticino League
(as of February 2014)
 • ParliamentConsiglio comunale
with 60 members
Area
 • Total75.93 km2 (29.32 sq mi)
Elevation
273 m (896 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total63,185
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
from 6900 to 6917, 6932, 6951, 6959, from 6962 to 6968, from 6974 to 6979
SFOS number5192
LocalitiesBarbengo, Besso, Brè-Aldesago, Breganzona, Cadro, Carabbia, Carona, Castagnola-Cassarate, Cureggia, Davesco-Soragno, Gandria, Loreto, Lugano Centro, Molino Nuovo, Pambio Noranco, Pazzallo, Pregassona, Sonvico, Valcolla, Viganello, Villa Luganese[3]
Surrounded byArogno, Bioggio, Brusimpiano (Italy), Campione d'Italia (Italy), Canobbio, Capriasca, Collina d'Oro, Grancia, Lanzo d'Intelvi (Italy), Massagno, Melide, Morcote, Muzzano, Paradiso, Ponte Capriasca, Porza, Savosa, Sorengo, Valsolda (Italy), Vezia, Vico Morcote[4]
Websitewww.lugano.ch
SFSO statistics

History

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Lugano has existed as a town since at least 984. The territory of Lugano was fought over by Milan and Como throughout the Middle Ages. The city joined Switzerland in 1513. In 1956, Lugano hosted the first ever Eurovision Song Contest.

Municipalities

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Since 2004 the former municipalities of Breganzona, Cureggia, Davesco-Soragno, Gandria, Pambio-Noranco, Pazzallo, Pregassona and Viganello were incorporated into the city. In 2008, they were followed by Barbengo, Carabbia and Villa Luganese.[5] In 2013 the former municipalities of Bogno, Cadro, Carona, Certara, Cimadera, Sonvico and Valcolla were incorporated into the city.

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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
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  3. "Quartieri" [districts] (in Italian). City of Lugano. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  4. map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  5. "Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz" [Official community register of Switzerland] (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 14 January 2010.

Other websites

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