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Coat of arms of Faido
Coat of arms
Faido is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°29′N 8°48′E / 46.483°N 8.8°E / 46.483; 8.8Coordinates: 46°29′N 8°48′E / 46.483°N 8.8°E / 46.483; 8.8
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Leventina
 • Mayor Roland David
 • Total 126.27 km2 (48.75 sq mi)
Elevation 711 m (2,333 ft)
Population (Dec 2012[2])
 • Total 3,181
 • Density 25.192/km2 (65.247/sq mi)
Postal code 6760
SFOS number 5072
Localities Chiggiogna, Rossura, Calonico
Surrounded by Acquarossa, Anzonico, Blenio, Calpiogna, Campello, Chironico, Dalpe, Mairengo
Website www.faido.ch
SFSO statistics

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.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed16 Septemeber 2013