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Faido
Coat of arms of Faido
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Leventina
Area
 • Total 126.27 km2 (48.75 sq mi)
Elevation
711 m (2,333 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 3,181
 • Density 25.192/km2 (65.247/sq mi)
Postal code
6760
Localities Chiggiogna, Rossura, Calonico
Surrounded by Acquarossa, Anzonico, Blenio, Calpiogna, Campello, Chironico, Dalpe, Mairengo

Faido is the capital of the district of Leventina in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.

It has about 1,600 people and lies in the Leventina valley.

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Faido

History

The municipality was first noted in 1171 as Faedo.

In the spring of 2004, the people voted for merging the neighboring municipalities of Chiggiogna, Osco, Mairengo, Calpiogna, Campello, Rossura, Calonico, Anzonico, Cavagnago, and Sobrio. Most of the municipalities did not want to do that, and the new municipality contains only the municipalities of Faido, Chiggiogna, Rossura, and Calonico. On 1 April 2012 the former municipalities of Anzonico, Calpiogna, Campello, Cavagnago, Chironico, Mairengo and Osco merged into the municipality. On 10 April 2016, Sobrio merged into the municipality.



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