Domodossola (Piedmontese: Dòm) is a ceety an comune in the Province o Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the region o Piemont, northren Italy. It wis kent as Oscela, Oscella, Oscella dei Leponzi, Ossolo, Ossola Lepontiorum, an Domo d'Ossola (due tae its position in Ossola) an aw.

Domodossola
Città di Domodossola
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Coat of airms o Domodossola
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Domodossola is locatit in Italy
Domodossola
Domodossola
Location o Domodossola in Italy
Coordinates: 46°07′N 8°17′E / 46.117°N 8.283°E / 46.117; 8.283
KintraItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceVerbano Cusio Ossola (VB)
FrazioniBadulerio, Barro, Borgata Casa Delle Rane, Boschetto, Calice, Calvario, Castanedo, Cisore, Corte, Gabi Valle, Mocogna, Monteossolano, Nosere, San Quirico, Siberia, Vagna.
Govrenment
 • MayorMariano Cattrini (PD)
Area
 • Total36.93 km2 (14.26 sq mi)
Elevation
272 m (892 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2010)
 • Total18,494
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Domesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28845
Dialin code0324
Patron sauntSts. Gervasius an Protasius
Saunt day19 June
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

GeografieEedit

Domodossola is situatit at the confluence o the Bogna an Toce Rivers, an is hame tae 18,500 people.

The ceety is locatit at the fuit o the Italian Alps, an acts as a minor passenger-rail hub. Its strategic location accommodates Swiss rail passengers, an Domodossola railwey station acts as an internaitional stoppin-point atween Milan an Brig (a Swiss ceety o German leid) throu the Simplon Pass (Italian: Sempione). Thare is a metre gauge line tae the east athort the border tae Locarno.

HistoryEedit

Domodossola wis the chief toun o the Lepontii when the Romans conquered the region in 12 BCE.

Durin Warld War II Domodossola wis pairt o a uprisin against the Germans, whaurbi the glen o Ossola declared itsel a free pairtisan republic in September 1944 an breuk awa frae Fascist Italy. The rebellion wis crushed bi German troops athin less nor twa month, but wis an important seembol for anti-fascist muivements athin Italy till the end o the war.

Main sichtsEedit

  • Collegiate kirk o St. Gervasius an Protasius.
  • Palazzo Silva (17t century).

Domodossola is maist famous for the Sacro Monte Calvario, a steid o pilgrimage an wirship close tae it.

EconomyEedit

Economy is maistly based on services, the wirkin o stanes, an mechanics industrie. The glens in the aurie contain mony dams an hydroelectric plants.

CulturEedit

Its name is widely kent in Italy as pairt o the local spellin alphabet as the entry: "D for Domodossola".

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