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
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total43,181
 • 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.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 2019.