Maccagno

Maccagno was a comune (municipality) of 2,000 inhabitants located in the province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located in the Val Veddasca about 70 km northwest of Milan and about 25 km northwest of Varese.

Maccagno
Comune di Maccagno
Coat of arms of Maccagno
Coat of arms
Map of comune of Maccagno (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Location of Maccagno
Maccagno is located in Italy
Maccagno
Maccagno
Location of Maccagno in Italy
Maccagno is located in Lombardy
Maccagno
Maccagno
Maccagno (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°44′E / 46.050°N 8.733°E / 46.050; 8.733Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°44′E / 46.050°N 8.733°E / 46.050; 8.733
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceVarese (VA)
FrazioniAlpe Dei, Alpe Inent, Bosco Nassa, Campagnano, Case Venere, Caviggia, Garabiolo, Lago Delio, Monte Borgna, Musignano, Orascio, Sarangio, Entiglio, Ronco delle Monache, Ronco Valgrande, San Rocco, Sasso della Nonna, Veddo
Government
 • MayorFabio Passera
Area
 • Total17.0 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total2,028
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Maccagnesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21010
Dialing code0332
WebsiteOfficial website

On 1 January 2014 the municipalities of Maccagno, Pino sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore and Veddasca merged into the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca.

HistoryEdit

In 1622 Giacomo III Mandelli - count of Maccagno - got from the emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg the privilege to mint coins in its fief.

GeographyEdit

Maccagno is located by the lake shore of the Lake Maggiore, on the east side. Not far from the town center there is a cliff that is used for rock climbing activities. The cliff is called "Il Cinzanino" and it is managed by the Club Alpino Italiano, departement of Luino.

 
Rock climbing in Maccagno
 
a Thaler of Maccagno of 1622

ReferencesEdit

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

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