Bellinzona

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Bellinzona
Coat of arms of Bellinzona
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Bellinzona
Government
 • Mayor Mario Branda
Area[1]
 • Total 164.91 km2 (63.67 sq mi)
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 18,347
 • Density 111.255/km2 (288.148/sq mi)
Postal code 6500
SFOS number 5002
Localities Artore, Carasso, Daro, Ravecchia, Camorino, Claro, Giubiasco, Gnosca, Gorduno, Gudo, Moleno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Preonzo, Sant'Antonio and Sementina
Surrounded by Arbedo-Castione, Giubiasco, Gorduno, Monte Carasso, Pianezzo, Sant'Antonio
Website www.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. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017