Villadossola

Villadossola (Piedmontese Vila d'Òssola) is a town and comune of the Val d’Ossola in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, northern Italy, some 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin. It stands just south of Domodossola, to the west of the Toce, and at the mouth of the picturesque Valle Antrona, one of the seven side valleys of the Val d’Ossola.

Villadossola
Comune di Villadossola
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Coat of arms of Villadossola
Location of Villadossola
Villadossola is located in Italy
Villadossola
Villadossola
Location of Villadossola in Italy
Villadossola is located in Piedmont
Villadossola
Villadossola
Villadossola (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°E / 46.050; 8.250Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°E / 46.050; 8.250
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceVerbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
FrazioniBoschetto, Noga, Piaggio, Villa Sud, Villaggio, Gaggio, Falghera
Government
 • MayorBruno Toscani
Area
 • Total18.73 km2 (7.23 sq mi)
Elevation
257 m (843 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total6,655
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villadossolesi or Villesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28844
Dialing code0324
Patron saintSaint Bartholomew
Saint day24 August
WebsiteOfficial website
Church of San Bartolomeo.

In the past this was an important centre for the iron and steel, and chemical industries. Today the local economy is focused on the tertiary sector and many of the industrial buildings have been converted to other uses: the town's theatre, La Fabbrica, is based in a former factory.

Villadossola borders the following communes: Beura-Cardezza, Borgomezzavalle, Domodossola, Montescheno, Pallanzeno.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Villadossola is twinned with:

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. ^ Population and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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