Sondrio

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Region: Lombardy
Province: Sondrio (SO)
Location: 46.1667/46°10' N lat.
9.8667/9°52' W long.
Area: 20 kmē
Population: 21,417
Population density: 1,071/kmē
Fractions: Triangia, Moroni, S. Anna, Ponchiera
Elevation:
Postal code: 23100
Area/distance code: 0342
ISTAT code: 014061
Fiscal code: I829
Name of habitants: Sondriese sing.
-i pl
Website: www.comune.sondrio.so.it (http://www.comune.sondrio.it)

Sondrio (Latin Sundrium) is a town in the Province of Sondrio, in the region Lombardy in Italy. Sondrio town counts 21,642 inhabitants (2001) and is located in the northern part of Lombardy just in the very centre of Valtellina.

Bounding communes

(in counterclockwise order)

Its name came from the Latin Sundrium that was a kind of private property of lands cultivated directly by the landlord and his subjects.

These lands are now cultivated with wineyards and the most famous are Sassella and Grumello. Wine represents one of the main resources of this region together with tourism, especially in winter.

The heart of Sondrio is its central Garibaldi Square. Not far from it is the Palazzo Sassi that is home of the Art and History Museum of Valtellina.

External links

it:Sondrio nl:Sondrio pt:Sondrio ro:Sondrio

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