Verbania

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Verbania
Città di Verbania
Verbania pictured frae the summit o Mottarone
Verbania pictured frae the summit o Mottarone
Verbania is locatit in Italy
Verbania
Verbania
Location o Verbania in Italy
Coordinates: 45°56′N 08°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533
KintraItaly
RegionPiemont
ProvinceVerbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
FrazioniAntoliva, Bieno, Biganzolo, Cavandone, Fondotoce, Intra, Pallanza, Possaccio, Suna, Torchiedo, Trobaso, Zoverallo
Govrenment
 • MayorMarco Zacchera (centre-right; electit 08/06/2009
Area
 • Total37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation
197 m (646 ft)
Population
 (30 Aprile 2009)
 • Tot31,121
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Verbanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28900, 28921-28925
Dialin code0323
Patron sauntVictor the Moor
Saunt dayMey 8
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Verbania Aboot this soondlisten  (Lombard: Verbania, Piedmontese: Verbania) is a ceety an comune (commune) on the shore o Loch Maggiore, Piemont, in northwast Italy, aboot 91 km (57 mi) north-wast o Milan an aboot 40 km (25 mi) frae Locarno in Swisserland.

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

It faces the ceety o Stresa leein at a distance o 3.7 km (2 mi) athort Loch Maggiore (16 km (10 mi) bi road). The present-day Verbania wis creatit bi the 1939 merger o the ceeties o Intra, Pallanza an Suna, an ither frazioni. Syne 1992 it haes been the caipital o the province o Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. A smaw islet leein a stane's throw frae the shores o Verbania (the Pallanza subdiveesion) an separatit frae it bi a narrae stretch o watter juist 10 or 15 metres' wide, kent as the Isolino di San Giovanni, is famous for haein been the hame o Arturo Toscanini atween the years o 1927 an 1952.

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Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Verbania-Pallanza railwey station, opened in 1905, forms pairt o the Milan–Domodossola railwey. It is in the Fondotoce destrict, atween Loch Mergozzo an the river Toce, juist upstream frae whaur the Toce flows intae Lake Maggiore.

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Verbania is twinned wi the follaein ceeties an touns: