Ornavasso (Ossolano: Urnavass, Walser German: Urnafasch) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northeast of Turin and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Verbania.

Ornavasso
Comune di Ornavasso
Boden Sanctuary.
Boden Sanctuary.
Coat of arms of Ornavasso
Location of Ornavasso
Ornavasso is located in Italy
Ornavasso
Ornavasso
Location of Ornavasso in Italy
Ornavasso is located in Piedmont
Ornavasso
Ornavasso
Ornavasso (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°58′N 8°24′E / 45.967°N 8.400°E / 45.967; 8.400
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceVerbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
FrazioniMigiandone
Government
 • MayorAntonio Longo Dorni
Area
 • Total25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Population
 (30 September 2008[2])[3]
 • Total3,382
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ornavassesi, Migiandonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28027
Dialing code0323
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

Ornavasso borders the following municipalities: Anzola d'Ossola, Gravellona Toce, Mergozzo, Premosello Chiovenda. In the area there are two necropolises of the Lepontii-Celtic culture, dating to 2nd century BC – 1st century AD. From the 14th century to the late 19th century, Ornavasso and its frazione of Migiandone were a language island of Walser German, due to the presence of immigrants from the Simplon area. Traces of the German culture persist in the local dialect and the Carnival tradition.

During World War II, Ornavasso was the base of the Valtoce Partisan Division.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Data from Istat
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ornavasso at Wikimedia Commons