Bellinzona

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Bellinzona
Coat of arms of Bellinzona
Coat of arms
Location of Bellinzona
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictBellinzona
Government
 • MayorMario Branda
Area
 • Total164.96 km2 (63.69 sq mi)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total43,219
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal code
6500
SFOS number5002
LocalitiesArtore, Carasso, Daro, Ravecchia, Camorino, Claro, Giubiasco, Gnosca, Gorduno, Gudo, Moleno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Preonzo, Sant'Antonio and Sementina
Surrounded byArbedo-Castione, Giubiasco, Gorduno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Sant'Antonio
Websitewww.bellinzona.ch
SFSO statistics

Bellinzona ([bɛllin'dzoːna] in French Bellinzone [bɛlɛ̃'zon] and Bilitio [bi'litsjo] in Latin) is the capital of the Swiss Canton of Ticino. Its German name Bellenz ['belents] is no longer in use. With about 17.300 people living there, it is the second biggest city of the canton (after Lugano, with about 52.000 people).

On 2 April 2017 the former municipalities of Camorino, Claro, Giubiasco, Gnosca, Gorduno, Gudo, Moleno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Preonzo, Sant'Antonio and Sementina merged into the municipality of Bellinzona.

References[change | change source]

  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.

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