Valcolla

quarter in Ticino, Switzerland

Valcolla is a former municipality of the district Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Valcolla
Signôra
Signôra
Coat of arms of Valcolla
Coat of arms
Location of Valcolla
Valcolla is located in Switzerland
Valcolla
Valcolla
Valcolla is located in Canton of Ticino
Valcolla
Valcolla
Coordinates: 46°5′N 9°2′E / 46.083°N 9.033°E / 46.083; 9.033Coordinates: 46°5′N 9°2′E / 46.083°N 9.033°E / 46.083; 9.033
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictLugano
Area
 • Total11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation
972 m (3,189 ft)
Population
 (December 2004)
 • Total596
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Postal code
6959
SFOS number5229
LocalitiesColla, Cozzo, Curtina, Insone, Maglio di Colla, Molino, Piandera, Scareglia, Signôra
Surrounded byBidogno, Bogno, Capriasca, Cavargna (IT-CO), Certara, Cimadera, Corticiasca, Ponte Capriasca, Sonvico
Website
SFSO statistics

GeographyEdit

Valcolla is in the upper part of the Val Colla, the mountain valley in which the Cassarate River rises. It has villages of Colla, Cozzo, Curtina, Insone, Maglio di Colla, Molino, Piandera, Scareglia and Signôra. It borders the following municipalities: Bidogno, Bogno, Capriasca, Cavargna (Italy), Certara, Cimadera, Corticiasca, Ponte Capriasca and Sonvico.

HistoryEdit

In 1956 the municipality was created from the merger of Colla, Insone, Piandera, Scareglia and Signôra.[1] On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Bogno, Cadro, Carona, Certara, Cimadera, Sonvico and Valcolla merged into the city of Lugano.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Valcolla at Wikimedia Commons