Ranco, Lombardy

This article is about the commune in Italy, for the place name in Chile see Ranco Lake, Lago Ranco and Ranco Province. Ranco is also a type of cheese from Chile.
Comune di Ranco


Location of Ranco in Italy

Coordinates: 45°48′N 8°34′E / 45.800°N 8.567°E / 45.800; 8.567Coordinates: 45°48′N 8°34′E / 45.800°N 8.567°E / 45.800; 8.567
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Varese (VA)
Frazioni Uponne
  Total 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population (December 2004)
  Total 1,188
  Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ranchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21020
Dialing code 0331

Ranco is a comune (municipality) on the shore of Lago Maggiore in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Varese. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,188 and an area of 6.3 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi).[1]

The village has a Guide Michelin acclaimed restaurant (Il sole di Ranco) and a Transport Museum. The municipality of Ranco contains the frazione (subdivision) Uponne.

Ranco borders the following municipalities: Angera, Ispra, Lesa, Meina.

Demographic evolution


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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