Bognanco (Western Lombard: Bügnanch), population about 250, is a commune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located in an Alpine valley about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin immediately to the west of Domodossola and on the border with Switzerland. Its municipal boundaries extend over an area of 58.1 square kilometres (22.4 sq mi) that ranges in elevation from 380 to 2,713 metres (1,247 to 8,901 ft) above sea-level and borders on the Italian communes of Antrona Schieranco, Crevoladossola, Domodossola, Montescheno and Trasquera, and Zwischbergen in the Swiss canton Valais.


Comune di Bognanco
Coat of arms of Bognanco
Coat of arms
Location of Bognanco
Bognanco is located in Italy
Location of Bognanco in Italy
Bognanco is located in Piedmont
Bognanco (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 46°7′45″N 8°11′54″E / 46.12917°N 8.19833°E / 46.12917; 8.19833
ProvinceVerbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
 • MayorGiuseppe Maccagno (lista civica), elected 7 June 2009.
 • Total58.1 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Elevation980 m (3,220 ft)
Highest elevation
2,173 m (7,129 ft)
Lowest elevation
380 m (1,250 ft)
 (1 January 2009)[2]
 • Total258
 • Density4.4/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0324
Patron saintSaint Lawrence[5]
Saint day10 August
San Lorenzo in Bognanco

The population is distributed between two main settlements, a number of hamlets, and various isolated dwellings: the seat of the municipality is in San Lorenzo (980 m). Fonti (669 m) was also classified as a centro abitato ("populated centre"). Less strongly defined settlements (nuclei abitati) were Graniga (1113 m), Messasca (525 m), and Pizzanco (1142 m). Localities whose population was subject to significant variation during the course of a year were Pioi (850 m), La Gomba (1251 m), and Vercengio (1299 m). Morasco (956 m) is described as a ‘special mountain nucleus’.[3]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b ‘Elenco dei comuni al 30 ottobre 2009’, Istat, 2009.
  3. ^ a b ‘Tavola: Popolazione residente - Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (dettaglio loc. abitate)’, 2001 census, Istat.
  4. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ ‘Comune di Bognanco’,