Olivone

former municipality of Switzerland in Ticino

Olivone was a municipality of the district Blenio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Olivone
Olivone at the feet of Sosto 2.221 m (7 ft 3.4 in)
Olivone at the feet of Sosto 2.221 m (7 ft 3.4 in)
Coat of arms of Olivone
Coat of arms
Location of Olivone
Olivone is located in Switzerland
Olivone
Olivone
Olivone is located in Canton of Ticino
Olivone
Olivone
Coordinates: 46°32′N 8°57′E / 46.533°N 8.950°E / 46.533; 8.950Coordinates: 46°32′N 8°57′E / 46.533°N 8.950°E / 46.533; 8.950
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictBlenio
Area
 • Total76.13 km2 (29.39 sq mi)
Elevation
902 m (2,959 ft)
Population
 (December 2004)
 • Total867
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
6718
SFOS number5043
Surrounded byAcquarossa, Aquila, Calpiogna, Campello, Campo (Blenio), Faido, Ghirone, Mairengo, Medel (Lucmagn) (GR), Osco, Quinto, Vals (GR)
Websitewww.olivone.ch

In 2005, the people in charge of the cantons said that Olivone would merge with 4 other villages to become a new municipality of Blenio.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010

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