Mendrisio facts for kids
|• Total||32.01 km2 (12.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||354 m (1,161 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2012 )|
|• Density||452.95/km2 (1,173.14/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Capolago, Castel San Pietro, Coldrerio, Genestrerio, Novazzano, Melano, Rancate, Riva San Vitale|
Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).
The municipality was created on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. On 5 April 2009 it incorporated the former municipalities of Arzo, Capolago, Genestrerio, Rancate and Tremona. On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Besazio, Ligornetto and Meride merged into the municipality of Mendrisio.
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