Formazza

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Formazza
Comune di Formazza
Mountains in Formazza
Mountains in Formazza
Location of Formazza
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceProvince of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
FrazioniFoppiano, Antillone, Fondovalle, Chiesa, Valdo, San Michele, Ponte, Brendo, Grovella, Canza, Sotto Frua, La Frua, Riale
Area
 • Total130.65 km2 (50.44 sq mi)
Elevation
1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total442
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Formazzini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28030
Dialing code0324
WebsiteOfficial website

Formazza (Walliser German: Pomatt, Piedmontese: Formassa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont.

Formazza is about 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Turin and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Verbania. It is on the border with Switzerland.

As of 2004 about 443 people lived there. It has an area of 131.8 square kilometres (50.9 sq mi).[3]

The municipality of Formazza contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Foppiano, Antillone, Fondovalle, Chiesa, Valdo, San Michele, Ponte, Brendo, Grovella, Canza, Sotto Frua, La Frua, and Riale.

Formazza borders the following municipalities: Baceno, Bedretto (Switzerland), Bignasco (Switzerland), Binn (Switzerland), Bosco/Gurin (Switzerland), Cavergno (Switzerland), Premia, Reckingen-Gluringen (Switzerland), Ulrichen (Switzerland).

The village was founded by Walser and Walser German is still spoken.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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