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is a comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...
(municipality) of c. 2,000 inhabitants in the province of Varese
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in the Italian
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Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Milan. One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy and about one fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in this region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe...
, located in the Val Veddasca about 70 km northwest of Milan
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and about 25 km northwest of Varese
Varese is a town and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55 km north of Milan.It is the capital of the Province of Varese. The hinterland or urban part of the city is called Varesotto.- Geography :...
In 1622 Giacomo III Mandelli - count of Maccagno - got from the emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg
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the privilege to mint coins in its fief.