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Como

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City of Como

Como is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan; the capital of the province of Como, it borders Lake Como.

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Geographical features


Population

The Como Cathedral
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The Como Cathedral

In 2001 Como had 78,315 inhabitants (36,805 male and 41,510 female), with a density of 2097.4 people/km2. (Source: ISTAT)

History

Tempio Voltiano (Volta Museum) on the shores of Lake Como
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Tempio Voltiano (Volta Museum) on the shores of Lake Como

Some famous historical people associated with Como are:

Considerable historic buildings in Como are:

1. The cathedral, built between XIV and XVIII centuries, which is connected to the ancient town hall of the city, the "broletto",

2. The romantic church of S. Abbondio, with beautiful paintings dating to the XI century.

3. Casa del Fascio, designed by Giuseppe Terragni. Possibly Terragni's most famous work, it stands as an early "landmark of modern European architecture".

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Casa_del_Fascio.html

Economy

The economy of Como was traditional based on industry (world-famous silk manufacturers): in recent years tourism has started to increase as an important sector: many VIPs have settled on the shores of the Lake of Como (for example Madonna, George Clooney, Versace, Sylvester Stallone) granting an international fame to the city.

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