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Encyclopedia > Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Canton Ticino
District Mendrisio
Coordinates  45°52′N 8°59′E
Population 6638   (December 2002)
Area 11.7 km²
Elevation 354 m
Postal code 6850
Mayor
Website www.mendrisio.ch


Mendrisio is a city in the Southern part of Switzerland, in Canton Ticino. The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland, and almost entirely German-speaking municipality of Italian enclave of Campione dItalia. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland, and almost entirely German-speaking municipality of Italian enclave of Campione dItalia. ...


Mendrisio is the capital of Switzerland's southernmost district, called Mendrisiotto (which roughly comprises all swiss territory to the South of Lake Lugano). Lago di Lugano Lake Lugano (Italian Lago di Lugano or Ceresio) is a lake in the south-east of Switzerland, at the border between Switzerland and Italy. ...


Mendrisio is the seat of the Architecture studies department of the University of Italian speaking Switzerland (USI).


Mendrisio is called in Italian "il magnifico borgo" (the magnificent town) due to its numerous elegant historical buildings. Since two decades the town has a pionieristic role in promoting electrical cars. The city's surrondings are the main wine growing regions in Canton Ticino. Wine is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ... Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland, and almost entirely German-speaking municipality of Italian enclave of Campione dItalia. ...


The city is also known for its typical Good Friday procession, when a live recreation of Christ's passion is enacted (without any blood or violence). And also for the grapes festival (called "Sagra dell uva"), which takes place in the late september. Good Friday is a holy day celebrated by Christians on the Friday before Easter or Pascha. ... This page is about the title, for the Christian figure, see Jesus Christ is the English representation of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated as Khristós), which means anointed. ...


In 2002 the population was 6,127. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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