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Comune di Laveno-Mombello
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Laveno-Mombello is located in Italy
Location o Laveno-Mombello in Italy
Coordinates: 45°54′N 8°37′E / 45.900°N 8.617°E / 45.900; 8.617
ProvinceProvince o Varese (VA)
 • Total25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
 (Dec. 2004)
 • Total8,991
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lavenesi, mombellesi, cerresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0332

Laveno-Mombello is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, locatit aboot 75 km northwast o Milan an aboot 25 km northwast o Varese. As o 31 Dizember 2004, it haed a population o 8,991 an a aurie o 25.9 km².[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o Laveno comes frae twa denominations: the first is frae the Laitin wird "labes", that means "landslide"; the seicont denominations is frae the Roman general "Tito Labienus", that gie his name tae the port (Portus Labienus) an subsequently tae the surroondin aurie. The radix o the name are actually juist in the main road o the toun, via Labiena. Titus Labienus is considered responsible for namin Mombello an aw, efter a battle against the Gauls ("mons belli" means "war hill"). A different interpretation says that the meanin is "monte bello", that is "bonnie hill".

In the 19t Century, Laveno Mombello wis home tae important ceramic industries. The day, it is a port toun that connects the province of Varese wi Verbania an the famous Borromean Islands across Lake Maggiore.

The municipality wis formit in 1927 tae encompass the previously separate centres o Laveno, Mombello an Cerro.

Laveno-Mombello borders the follaein municipalities: Caravate, Castelveccana, Cittiglio, Ghiffa, Leggiuno, Sangiano. Stresa an Verbania are in front o the toun athort the loch.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Laveno-Mombello is servit bi Laveno-Mombello railwey station, managit bi Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, an bi Laveno-Mombello Nord railwey station, managit bi Ferrovienord. A caur-ferry links the toun wi Intra (Verbania) on the wastren side o Lago Maggiore.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The harbour at Laveno Mombello

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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