Lecco

Lecco
Comune
Città di Lecco
Piazza XX Settembre, in the centre of the town, and the San Martino mountain.
Piazza XX Settembre, in the centre of the town, and the San Martino mountain.
Lecco is located in Italy
Lecco
Lecco
Location of Lecco in Italy
Coordinates: 45°51′N 09°24′E / 45°51′N 09°24′E / 45.850; 9.400
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Lecco (LC)
Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina, Castello, Chiuso, Germanedo, Laorca, Lecco, Maggianico, Malavedo, Olate, Pescarenico, Rancio, San Giovanni, Santo Stefano
Government
 • Mayor Virginio Brivio ( PD)
Area
 • Total 45.14 km2 (17.43 sq mi)
Elevation 214 m (702 ft)
Population (December 31, 2013)
 • Total 48,131
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lecchesi
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
Postal code 23900
Dialing code 0341
Patron saint San Nicolò
Saint day December 6
Website Official website

Lecco (Italian pronunciation:  [ˈlekko], [1] [2] locally  [ˈlɛkko] ( About this sound  listen); [1] Lombard: Lecch [lɛk]) is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. It lies at the end of the south-eastern branch of Lake Como (the branch named Lake of Lecco / Lago di Lecco). The Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east, cut through by the Valsassina of which Lecco marks the southern end.

The lake narrows to form the river Adda, so bridges were built to improve road communications with Como and Milan. There are four bridges crossing the river Adda in Lecco: the Azzone Visconti Bridge (1336–1338), the Kennedy Bridge (1956) and the Alessandro Manzoni Bridge (1985) and a railroad bridge.

Its economy used to be based on industry (iron manufacturers), but now it is mainly tertiary.

Lecco was also Alpine Town of the Year 2013. [3]

History

Archaeological finds demonstrate the presence of Celtic settlement in the area before the arrival of the Romans. The latter built a castrum here and made it an important road hub. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Lombards captured the town in the 6th century; they were followed by the Franks, who made Lecco the seat of a countship and, later, of a frontier Mark.

Emperor Otto I spent a long time in Lecco, crushing the 964 AD revolt against the Holy Roman Empire led by Lecco's Count Attone. Later it became a possession of the Milanese monastery of St. Ambrose. Conrad II also stayed in Lecco, in the attempt to free it from the church, but as the result of the ensuing wars the city was subjected by Milan. It subsequently followed the history of the Duchy of Milan and of Lombardy. In the early 16th century it was briefly ruled by the condottiere Gian Giacomo Medici.

Other Languages
العربية: ليكو
Bân-lâm-gú: Lecco
беларуская: Лека
български: Леко (град)
català: Lecco
čeština: Lecco
dansk: Lecco
Deutsch: Lecco
eesti: Lecco
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Lècch
español: Lecco
Esperanto: Lecco
euskara: Lecco
فارسی: لکو
français: Lecco
Gaeilge: Lecco
galego: Lecco
Հայերեն: Լեքո
Bahasa Indonesia: Lecco
italiano: Lecco
עברית: לקו
қазақша: Лекко
latviešu: Leko
lietuvių: Lekas (Italija)
lumbaart: Lecch
magyar: Lecco
Bahasa Melayu: Lecco
Nederlands: Lecco (stad)
Napulitano: Lecco
norsk: Lecco
norsk nynorsk: Lecco
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lecco
Piemontèis: Lech
polski: Lecco
português: Lecco
română: Lecco
rumantsch: Lecco
русский: Лекко
Scots: Lecco
sicilianu: Leccu
Simple English: Lecco
slovenčina: Lecco
српски / srpski: Леко (град)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lecco
suomi: Lecco
svenska: Lecco
tarandíne: Lecco
Türkçe: Lecco
українська: Лекко
اردو: لیکو
Tiếng Việt: Lecco
Volapük: Lecco
Winaray: Lecco
中文: 萊科