Comune di Mergozzo

Coat of arms

Location of Mergozzo in Italy

Coordinates: 45°58′N 8°26′E / 45.967°N 8.433°E / 45.967; 8.433
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Albo, Bettola, Bracchio, Candoglia, Montorfano, Nibbio
  Mayor Paolo Tognetti
  Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (30 September 2009[1])
  Total 2,135
  Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mergozzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28882
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Holy Mary
Saint day 15 August (Assumption of-)
Website Official website
The sun sets over Mergozzo

Mergozzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin and about 9 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Verbania.

Mergozzo borders the following municipalities: Gravellona Toce, Ornavasso, Premosello-Chiovenda, San Bernardino Verbano, Verbania.


Tourism based on the attractions of Lake Mergozzo, nearly all of which falls within the territory of the comune, forms the principal basis of the local economy. Next in importance is the quarrying and working of stone. The pink marble of Candoglia, which was employed in building the Duomo di Milano from the 14th century on, is still extracted; the stone of Montorfano is exported throughout the world.

The agricultural sector is also active.[2]


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