|Comune di Villadossola|
Location of Villadossola in Italy
|Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°ECoordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)|
Marzio Bartolucci |
(elected April 15, 2008)
|• Total||18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||257 m (843 ft)|
|Population (30 June 2006)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Villadossolesi or Villesi|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Bartholomew|
|Saint day||24 August|
Villadossola (Piedmontese Vila d'Òssola) is a town and comune of the Val d’Ossola in 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.
The comune (or municipality) extends over an area of 18.02 square kilometres (6.96 sq mi) and in June 2006 had a population of 6,883. Administratively it falls within the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Villadossola is twinned with:
- Mercato Saraceno, Italy (2010)
- Population and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.