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|coordinates:|| 46° 10 ' n. Break. |
8° 48 ' o. L.
|Height:||200 m and. M.|
|Surface:||19,4 km ²|
|inhabitants:||14 ' 469 (31. December 2004)|
Locarno a municipality is in the circle of the same name (Circolo di Locarno) and principal place of the district of the same name of the canton Tessin in Switzerland. The earlier German name Luggarus is not no more used today.
Locarno is because of the Lago Maggiore at the east edge of the Maggia Deltas. To the slope above thatCity bevels itself the villages Locarno Monti and Orselina. By wire ropeway one reaches the Locarneser house mountain Cardada and the Cimetta lain still more highly.
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to 16. Octobers 1925 were closed the contracts by Locarno between Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Italy. In thembecame the international-law status of Germany after that 1. World war again regulated.
objects of interest
at the same time Madonna del Sasso, Cardada and
The establishment of Madonna del Sasso decreases/goes back to a nut/mother God feature, those the Franziskanerbruder Bartolomeo d'Ivrea at the night of 14. on the 15. August 1480 had. The pilgrimage church is famous because of their important equipment. In addition it gives therea prospect platform, from which one has an impressive view of the city.
the pulsating center of the city is the long-drawn-out, head restraint-in-paved Piazza Grande. Here numerous open air concerts take place and annually in August the international Filmfestival of Locarno , one the most important Filmfestivals world-wide. To the Piazza Grande are many restaurants and Cafés.All lanes of the old part of town strive on the place too.
other objects of interest
moving way along the Lago Maggiore bank of the center from Locarno to Tenero
Locarno is considered to that as the warmest placeSwitzerland and as the northernmost locality with mediterranem climate at a lake. The measuring station Locarno Monti in somewhat increased situation registers an annual average of 11.5 °C, while the average lies in Swiss central country with approximately 7 to 9 °C.
In Locarno therefore many südländische plants prosperlike palms or lemon trees. Not least due to the mild climate Locarno is strongly coined/shaped of the tourism.
In the area Locarno, in the Magadinoebene, is successfully cultivated rice.
Locarno is considered as terminator point of two railway lines, however strictly speaking not in Locarno, but inends to the neighbour municipality Muralto, where the station Locarno is. The normalspurige SBB - distance reaches its aboveground head station from the east from Bellinzona and concerns Locarno not at all. The schmalspurige Centovalli - course (FART/SSIF) from Domodossola reaches its terminator point from the west,however Locarno does not drive through since 1990 no more, but across a tunnelled route into its own, underground head station is led. This low station lies within the SBB area in Muralto, north the SBB plants, where to 1990 the plants of the FART stood.
The area around the station - where inRemaining one also the municipality border between Locarno and Muralto runs - is also the starting point of the Buslinien of the FART, which serve the Nebentäler.
in Locarno born personalities
- Franz Anton Bustelli, sculptor and Modellierer
- of olive Neuville, German soccer player
- Hannes of forging houses, SwissTo Filmschauspieler, film script author and director
Web on the left of
- official Website of the city Locarno
- information Filmfestival information Lugano
- lake Locarno
- Piazza Grande view
Locarno | Borgnone | Brione (Verzasca) | Brione sopra Minusio | Brissago | Caviano | Cavigliano | Contone | Corippo | Cugnasco | Frasco | Gerra (Gambarogno) | Gerra (Verzasca) | Gordola | Gresso | Indemini | Intragna | Isorno | Lavertezzo | Locarno | Losone | Magadino | Mergoscia | Minusio | Mosogno | Muralto | Onsernone | Orselina | Palagnedra | Piazzogna | Ronco sopra Ascona | San Nazzaro | Sant'Abbondio | Sonogno | Tegna | Tenero versus | Vergeletto | Verscio | Vira (Gambarogno) | Vogorno