Faido

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Coordinates: 46°29′N 8°48′E

Faido
Coat of Arms of Faido
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Leventina
Coordinates 46°29′N 8°48′E
Population 1522   (as of December 2002)
Area 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation 711 m (2,333 ft)
Postal code 6760
SFOS number 5072
Mayor Roland David
Localities Chiggiogna, Rossura, Calonico
Surrounded by
(view map)
Acquarossa, Anzonico, Blenio, Calpiogna, Campello, Chironico, Dalpe, Mairengo
Website www.faido.ch

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

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

History[change | change source]

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.

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