Lugano

Lugano (/lˈɡɑːn/,[5][6][7] UK also /lʊˈ-/,[8] Italian: [luˈɡaːno]; Ticinese: Lugan [lyˈɡãː]) is a town and a municipality in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy.

Lugano
Lago di Lugano at sunset
Location of Lugano
Lugano
Lugano
Coordinates: 46°00′18″N 08°57′09″E
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictLugano
Government
  ExecutiveMunicipio
with 7 members
  MayorSindaco (list)
Marco Borradori Ticino League
(as of February 2014)
  ParliamentConsiglio comunale
with 60 members
Area
  Total75.93 km2 (29.32 sq mi)
Elevation
(Lake shore, Centro)
273 m (896 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
  Total63,185
  Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
from 6900 to 6917, 6932, 6951, 6959, from 6962 to 6968, from 6974 to 6979
SFOS number5192
LocalitiesBarbengo, Besso, Brè-Aldesago, Breganzona, Cadro, Carabbia, Carona, Castagnola-Cassarate, Cureggia, Davesco-Soragno, Gandria, Loreto, Lugano Centro, Molino Nuovo, Pambio Noranco, Pazzallo, Pregassona, Sonvico, Val Colla, Viganello, Villa Luganese[3]
Surrounded byArogno, Bioggio, Brusimpiano (Italy), Campione d'Italia (Italy), Canobbio, Capriasca, Collina d'Oro, Grancia, Alta Valle Intelvi (Italy), Massagno, Melide, Morcote, Muzzano, Paradiso, Ponte Capriasca, Porza, Savosa, Sorengo, Valsolda (Italy), Vezia, Vico Morcote[4]
Websitewww.lugano.ch
SFSO statistics

The territory of the municipality was expanded between 2004 and 2013. Lugano has a population (as of December 2019) of 62,615,[9] and an urban agglomeration of over 150,000. The ninth largest Swiss town, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside of Italy.[10] The town lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps.

The eastern part of the municipality shares a border with Italy.