Lugano

Lugano
Lugano in mid-August 2008
Lugano in mid-August 2008
Coat of arms of Lugano
Coat of arms
Lugano is located in Switzerland
Lugano
Lugano
Lugano is located in Canton of Ticino
Lugano
Lugano
Coordinates: 46°00′N 8°57′E / 46°00′N 8°57′E / 46.000; 8.950
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Lugano
Government
 •  Executive Municipio
with 7 members
 •  Mayor Sindaco  (list)
Marco Borradori  Ticino League
(as of February 2014)
 •  Parliament Consiglio comunale
with 60 members
Area [1]
 • Total 75.98 km2 (29.34 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (Dec 2016 [2])
 • Total 63,932
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Postal code from 6900 to 6917, 6932, 6951, 6959, from 6962 to 6968, from 6974 to 6979
SFOS number 5192
Localities Barbengo, Besso, Brè-Aldesago, Breganzona, Cadro, Carabbia, Carona, Castagnola-Cassarate, Cureggia, Davesco-Soragno, Gandria, Loreto, Lugano Centro, Molino Nuovo, Pambio Noranco, Pazzallo, Pregassona, Sonvico, Val Colla, Viganello, Villa Luganese [3]
Surrounded by Arogno, Bioggio, Brusimpiano (Italy), Campione d'Italia (Italy), Canobbio, Capriasca, Collina d'Oro, Grancia, Lanzo d'Intelvi (Italy), Massagno, Melide, Morcote, Muzzano, Paradiso, Ponte Capriasca, Porza, Savosa, Sorengo, Valsolda (Italy), Vezia, Vico Morcote [4]
Website www.lugano.ch
SFSO statistics

Lugano (Italian pronunciation:  [luˈɡaːno]) is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. It has a population (as of December 2016) of 63,932 [2], and an urban agglomeration of over 145,000. The 9th largest Swiss city, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside Italy. [5] The city lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps.

Name and coat of arms

The toponym is first recorded in 804, in the form Luanasco, in 874 as Luano, and from 1189 as Lugano. German-language variants of the name (now no longer in use) were Lowens, Lauis, Lauwis, Louwerz. [6] [7] The local Lombard form of the name is rendered Lügàn.[ citation needed] The etymology of the name is uncertain, suggestions include derivation from lucus "grove", [8] from a vulgar Latin lakvannus "lake-dweller" [9] and from the god Lugus. [10]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules, a cross throughout argent, between the upper case serif letters "L", "V", "G" and "A" (respectively in the I, II, III and IV quarters). The coat of arms dates from around 1200. The four letters on the coat of arms are an abbreviation of the name Lugano. [11]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Lugano
العربية: لوغانو
تۆرکجه: لوگنو
Bân-lâm-gú: Lugano
беларуская: Лугана
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Люгана
български: Лугано
བོད་ཡིག: ལུ་ག་ནོ།
bosanski: Lugano
brezhoneg: Lugano
català: Lugano
Чӑвашла: Лугано
čeština: Lugano
Cymraeg: Lugano
dansk: Lugano
Deutsch: Lugano
eesti: Lugano
Ελληνικά: Λουγκάνο
español: Lugano
Esperanto: Lugano
estremeñu: Lugano
euskara: Lugano
فارسی: لوگنو
français: Lugano
Gaeilge: Lugano
Gàidhlig: Lugano
galego: Lugano
한국어: 루가노
Հայերեն: Լուգանո
hrvatski: Lugano
Ido: Lugano
Bahasa Indonesia: Lugano
íslenska: Lugano
italiano: Lugano
עברית: לוגאנו
ქართული: ლუგანო
қазақша: Лугано
Latina: Luganum
latviešu: Lugāno
lietuvių: Luganas
lumbaart: Lügan
magyar: Lugano
മലയാളം: ലുഗാനോ
मराठी: लुगानो
Bahasa Melayu: Lugano
Dorerin Naoero: Lugano
Nederlands: Lugano (stad)
日本語: ルガーノ
Napulitano: Lugano
norsk: Lugano
norsk nynorsk: Lugano
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lugano
پنجابی: لوگانو
Piemontèis: Lugan (Tesin)
polski: Lugano
português: Lugano
română: Lugano
rumantsch: Lugano
русский: Лугано
Scots: Lugano
shqip: Lugano
sicilianu: Luganu
Simple English: Lugano
slovenčina: Lugano
slovenščina: Lugano
српски / srpski: Лугано (град)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lugano
suomi: Lugano
svenska: Lugano
Türkçe: Lugano
українська: Лугано
vèneto: Ługàn
Tiếng Việt: Lugano
Volapük: Lugano
Winaray: Lugano
ייִדיש: לוגאנא
中文: 盧加諾