Morterone (Valassinese Lombard: Murterun) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Milan and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Lecco. With a population of 33 persons, it was considered the smallest of any comune (municipality) in Italy – in an area of 13.8 square kilometres (5.3 sq mi).[3] For this record, it competes with the comune (municipality) of Pedesina, which in the past years had even fewer inhabitants. In 2016, Morterone with its 32 residents became the smallest Italian comune once again.

Morterone
Murterun  (Lombard)
Comune di Morterone
Morterone
Morterone
Coat of arms of Morterone
Location of Morterone
Morterone is located in Italy
Morterone
Morterone
Location of Morterone in Italy
Morterone is located in Lombardy
Morterone
Morterone
Morterone (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°52′N 9°29′E / 45.867°N 9.483°E / 45.867; 9.483Coordinates: 45°52′N 9°29′E / 45.867°N 9.483°E / 45.867; 9.483
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceProvince of Lecco (LC)
Area
 • Total13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population
 (June 2016)[2]
 • Total32
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Morteronesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
23811
Dialing code0341

Morterone borders the following municipalities: Ballabio, Brumano, Cassina Valsassina, Cremeno, Lecco, Moggio, and Vedeseta.

EtymologyEdit

The name Morterone derives from the Latin mortarium (pond) or murtus (myrtle).[4]

Since it lies on the eastern slope of Mount Resegone, in a lush and unspoilt natural basin surrounded by valleys, it would derive its Latin name mortarium (a wooden or stone bowl in which grass, roots, etc. were crushed), for others from mons, with reference to the pastures found there in large numbers.

GeographyEdit

Morterone is situated at the foot of the Pizzo of the same name (a peak that is part of the Resegone), in an area of woods where you can walk along mountain paths. In an isolated position, from a hydrographic point of view it is part of the Taleggio valley (the stream that runs through it is a right tributary of the Enna stream).[5]

RiversEdit

MountainsEdit

GeologyEdit

The Morterone area is also an interesting karst area (caves, dolines, resurgences, gorges); more than forty cavities have been explored between the Morterone valley, the Remola valley and the Palio coast.

HistoryEdit

WeatherEdit

CultureEdit

DemographicsEdit

Population EvolutionEdit

Long TermEdit

Short TermEdit

Short Term Population Change
Year Surveying Date Population Change % Number of Families Residents per Household
2001 31 December 33 - - - -
2002 31 December 32 -1 -3,03% - -
2003 31 December 35 +3 +9,38% 18 1,94
2004 31 December 38 +3 +8,57% 22 1,73
2005 31 December 37 -1 -2,63% 21 1,76
2006 31 December 37 0 0,00% 22 1,68
2007 31 December 36 -1 -2,70% 22 1,64
2008 31 December 37 +1 +2,78% 23 1,61
2009 31 December 38 +1 +2,70% 23 1,65
2010 31 December 37 -1 -2,63% 24 1,54
2011 8 October 36 -1 -2,70% 24 1,50
2011 9 October 34 -2 -5,56% - -
2011 31 December 36 -1 -2,70% 26 1,38
2012 31 December 37 +1 +2,78% 26 1,42
2013 31 December 38 +1 +2,70% 27 1,41
2014 31 December 38 0 0,00% 28 1,36
2015 31 December 36 -2 -5,26% 26 1,38
2016 31 December 34 -2 -5,56% 24 1,42
2017 31 December 35 +1 +2,94% 25 1,40
2018 31 December 32 -3 -8,57% - -
2019 31 December 30 -2 -6,25% - -
2020 31 December 29 -1 -3,33% - -

Births and DeathsEdit

Year Survey Dates Births Change Deaths Change Natuaral population

Change

2002 1 January-31 December 0 - 0 - 0
2003 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 January-31 December 0 0 1 +1 -1
2005 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 -1 0
2006 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2007 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2008 1 January-31 December 0 0 1 +1 -1
2009 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 -1 0
2010 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2011 1 January-8 October 0 0 0 0 0
2011 9 October-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2011 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 0 0
2012 1 January-31 December 1 +1 0 0 +1
2013 1 January-31 December 0 -1 0 0 0
2014 1 January-31 December 1 +1 0 0 +1
2015 1 January-31 December 1 0 2 +2 -1
2016 1 January-31 December 0 -1 1 -1 -1
2017 1 January-31 December 0 0 0 -1 0
2018* 1 January-31 December 1 +1 1 +1 0
2019* 1 January-31 December 0 -1 2 +1 -2
2020* 1 January-31 December 1 +1 1 -1 0

EconomyEdit

PoliticsEdit

ElectionsEdit

On 3 and 4 October 2021 the citizens of Morterone were called to the polls for the 2021 municipal elections. Mayor Dario Pesenti was elected.[6][7]

Term Winner Party Position Notes
23 April 1995 13 June 1999 Giampietro Redaelli Partito Popolare Italiano Mayor [8]
13 June 1999 12 June 2004 Palmino Invernizzi Partito Popolare Italiano Mayor
12 June 2004 7 June 2009 Giampietro Redaelli lista civica Mayor
7 June 2009 4 October 2021 Antonella Invernizzi lista civica Mayor
4 October 2021 In Office Dario Pesenti lista civica Mayor [9]

Twin TownsEdit

Morterone is twinned with:

TransportationEdit

ServicesEdit

InfrastructureEdit

ArchitectureEdit

Real EstateEdit

MunicipalityEdit

Town HallEdit

The Town Hall of Morterone is located at Piazza chiesa, 1, 23811 within the town.[10][11]

Opening HoursEdit

Opening Hours[12]
Day Opening Hours
Tuesday 14:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:30
Thursday 9:00 - 12:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

AdministrationEdit

ANAC ComplianceEdit

The Comune has and has had multiple plans for ANAC Compliance.[13]

2020

  • Calls for tender and contracts, Information on individual procedures in tabular format[14]
  • Dataset[15]

2019

  • Calls for tender and contracts, Information on individual procedures in tabular format[16]
  • Dataset[17]

StaffingEdit

The Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Councillor of Morterone with the indication of the party they belong to or the political coalition at the time of the last municipal elections.[6]

MayorEdit
Deputy MayorEdit
CouncillorEdit

SymbolsEdit

Sport and ExerciseEdit

TourismEdit

BorderEdit

Street DesignEdit

IndustriesEdit

Shopping and Local BusinessesEdit

DocumentsEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

FutureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Giuliano., Gasca Queirazza (2006). Dizionario di toponomastica : storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani. UTET. ISBN 88-02-07228-0. OCLC 799207212.
  5. ^ Maetta, Annalisa (March 2015). "Paesaggi pubblici/paesaggi comuni. Possesso. Appartenenza. Carattere". Territorio (72): 21–27. doi:10.3280/tr2015-072003. ISSN 1825-8689.
  6. ^ a b "Morterone (LC) - Sindaco e Amministrazione Comunale". Tuttitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  7. ^ "Elezioni Amministrative 2021 - Comuni al voto". Tuttitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  8. ^ "Eligendo Archivivo". elezionistorico.interno.gov.it. 3 May 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Sindaco". www.comune.morterone.lc.it. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  10. ^ "Home". www.comune.morterone.lc.it. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  11. ^ "Municipio di Morterone · Piazza chiesa, 1, 23811 Morterone LC, Italy". Municipio di Morterone · Piazza chiesa, 1, 23811 Morterone LC, Italy. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  12. ^ "Uffici e Orari". www.comune.morterone.lc.it. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  13. ^ "Adempimenti ANAC". www.comune.morterone.lc.it. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  14. ^ "Comune di Morterone". www.halleyweb.com. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  15. ^ "www.halleyweb". halleyweb.com. 3 May 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022. {{cite web}}: |first= missing |last= (help)
  16. ^ "Comune di Morterone". www.halleyweb.com. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  17. ^ "www.halleyweb". halleyweb.com. 3 May 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022. {{cite web}}: |first= missing |last= (help)

BibliographyEdit

  • Annalisa Borghese, Morterone, in Il territorio lariano e i suoi comuni, Milano, Editoriale del Drago, 1992, p. 322.
  • Antonio Carminati e Costantino Locatelli, Morterone, sedici racconti di vita contadina sulle pendici del Resegone, 2007, No ISBN

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