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Pregassona
Quarter
Skyline of Pregassona
Location of Pregassona
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Lugano
City Lugano
Area
 • Total 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)
 • Total 9,601
 • Density 3,750/km2 (9,713/sq mi)

Pregassona is a quarter of the city of Lugano, Switzerland. Until 2004, it was a municipality on its own. Then it was added to Lugano.

The name Pregassona comes from a contraction of the local dialect for "near the Cassone"; the Cassone is a small river that flows through the village.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria a Pazzalino at Pregassona


Monuments and places of interest

  • Church of Saint Mary, documented since 1222
  • Oratory of Saints Peter & Paul, 14th century
  • Church of Saint John the Baptist and Maximilian Kolbe, 1995

Coordinates: 46°01′N 8°58′E / 46.017°N 8.967°E / 46.017; 8.967

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