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For the car, see Opel Ascona. Ascona_sentence_0

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AsconaAscona_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryAscona_header_cell_0_1_0 SwitzerlandAscona_cell_0_1_1
CantonAscona_header_cell_0_2_0 TicinoAscona_cell_0_2_1
DistrictAscona_header_cell_0_3_0 LocarnoAscona_cell_0_3_1
GovernmentAscona_header_cell_0_4_0
MayorAscona_header_cell_0_5_0 Sindaco

Luca Pissoglio (FDP) (as of 2012)Ascona_cell_0_5_1

AreaAscona_header_cell_0_6_0
TotalAscona_header_cell_0_7_0 4.95 km (1.91 sq mi)Ascona_cell_0_7_1
ElevationAscona_header_cell_0_8_0 196 m (643 ft)Ascona_cell_0_8_1
Population (2018-12-31)Ascona_header_cell_0_9_0
TotalAscona_header_cell_0_10_0 5,479Ascona_cell_0_10_1
DensityAscona_header_cell_0_11_0 1,100/km (2,900/sq mi)Ascona_cell_0_11_1
Time zoneAscona_header_cell_0_12_0 UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)Ascona_cell_0_12_1
Summer (DST)Ascona_header_cell_0_13_0 UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)Ascona_cell_0_13_1
Postal code(s)Ascona_header_cell_0_14_0 6612Ascona_cell_0_14_1
SFOS numberAscona_header_cell_0_15_0 5091Ascona_cell_0_15_1
Surrounded byAscona_header_cell_0_16_0 Brissago, Gambarogno, Intragna, Locarno, Losone, Ronco sopra AsconaAscona_cell_0_16_1
WebsiteAscona_header_cell_0_17_0 Ascona_cell_0_17_1

Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Ascona_sentence_1

It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore. Ascona_sentence_2

The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival. Ascona_sentence_3

History Ascona_section_0

Prehistoric Ascona Ascona_section_1

The oldest archaeological finds in Ascona (at S. Materno and S. Michele) go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Ascona_sentence_4

During the expansion of the cemetery in 1952, a necropolis was discovered at S. Materno, with 21 cremation urns were discovered. Ascona_sentence_5

The urns were either simply buried or covered with a stone slab box. Ascona_sentence_6

They contained cremated bones and, in some cases, bronze grave goods. Ascona_sentence_7

Of particular interest are the bronze brooches, which are among the oldest that have been found so far in Switzerland. Ascona_sentence_8

They also provide important evidence for the relationship of this area to the cultures of the Italian Peninsula. Ascona_sentence_9

The grave goods have similarities with those from the final phase of the so-called Canegrate culture (named after a large necropolis in Milan). Ascona_sentence_10

However, the materials used are those of the late Bronze Age north of the Alps. Ascona_sentence_11

This allowed the cemetery to be dated to the period between the 12th and 10th Centuries BC and points out that Ascona took part in trade over the Alps through the Val Mesolcina and over Lake Maggiore with the Po Valley. Ascona_sentence_12

Similar objects were found by exploratory excavations in the late 1960s on the castle hill of San Michele. Ascona_sentence_13

Both fine ceramics and coarse pottery were discovered, which suggests that this area was settled during the Late Bronze Age, even if there is no evidence to the municipal structures. Ascona_sentence_14

Remains of walls and clay from the Balladrum hill are the only Iron Age objects found in the municipality. Ascona_sentence_15

However, the exact age is unknown. Ascona_sentence_16

The only item that has been conclusively identified is a single flagon from the 6th to 5th century BC. Ascona_sentence_17

Roman era Ascona_section_2

From the Roman Empire, a necropolis with 38 tombs at the foot of the Castle of S. Materno was discovered. Ascona_sentence_18

The equipment found near the graves points to the period in the mid-1st or 2nd century AD. Ascona_sentence_19

The necropolis was probably associated with a manor. Ascona_sentence_20

Medieval town Ascona_section_3

In 1979–80, an excavation at the church of S. Sebastiano discovered 60 Early Middle Ages graves. Ascona_sentence_21

The modern municipality of Ascona is first mentioned in 1224 as burgus de Scona. Ascona_sentence_22

It used to be known by the German name Aschgunen though this is no longer used. Ascona_sentence_23

In Middle Ages, Ascona, Ronco and Castelletto formed a village cooperative together. Ascona_sentence_24

In 1321 it was mentioned for the first time, and in 1369 it had its own statutes. Ascona_sentence_25

The history of Ascona during the Middle Ages is closely linked with that of Locarno. Ascona_sentence_26

The important role of Ascona is reflected in the designation plebis Locarni Asconaeque which it was given in 1369. Ascona_sentence_27

It is believed that in the 6th century, the Castle of San Michele was the site of a curia (court) and the seat of a sculdascio (Lombardic for officer) of the county of Stazzona, who exercised control over the entire parish of Locarno. Ascona_sentence_28

In 1004, the court rights were transferred from the Archbishop of Milan to the Bishop of Como. Ascona_sentence_29

In 1189 this gave the castle of San Michele to the Duni, one of the families of the Capitanei di Locarno. Ascona_sentence_30

Other noble families from Locarno (Da Carcano, Castelletto, Muralto) settled in Ascona. Ascona_sentence_31

They were joined by the Griglioni that fled the wars between the Guelphs and Ghibellines of Milan. Ascona_sentence_32

In the 12th and 13th Centuries, the Duni enlarged their fortress (demolished in the 17th century) and the church of S. Sebastiano as well as created a plaza around their residential building. Ascona_sentence_33

The oldest fortification, probably, is the castle of San Materno. Ascona_sentence_34

At its location, north of the village, there already seems to have been a Roman tower. Ascona_sentence_35

The fort was occupied as early as the Early Middle Ages. Ascona_sentence_36

In the 13th century, it was owned by the Orelli and Castelletto families. Ascona_sentence_37

In the 17th century, only a part of the walls were still preserved. Ascona_sentence_38

In the course of the 13th century, two new fortifications were built. Ascona_sentence_39

The first was the Carcani Castle on the shore east of the Church of SS. Ascona_sentence_40

Pietro e Paolo, and it was already demolished in the 2nd half of the 13th century. Ascona_sentence_41

The second, was still further east, outside the inhabited area at that time. Ascona_sentence_42

The Griglioni built a small castle to protect a port. Ascona_sentence_43

Parts of this castle still exist and have been integrated into modern buildings. Ascona_sentence_44

A church is first mentioned in 1264 and was originally consecrated only as the Church of S. Peter. Ascona_sentence_45

The Church of SS Peter and Paul is first mentioned as a parish church in 1330, and in 1332 as a collegiate church. Ascona_sentence_46

However, no documents exist which show the separation from the mother church of San Vittore in Muralto and thus the existence of an early medieval parish. Ascona_sentence_47

The Church of S. Maria della Misericordia was built in 1399–1442. Ascona_sentence_48

It contains one of the most extensive late Gothic fresco cycles in Switzerland. Ascona_sentence_49

Early Modern Ascona Ascona_section_4

In 1640/41, Ascona separated from Ronco and Castelletto. Ascona_sentence_50

According to the statues adopted in the 14th century, Ascona was represented by three people in the Council of the parish of Locarno. Ascona_sentence_51

Under the Swiss Confederation, it was represented with two members, alternating every two years with those of Ronco. Ascona_sentence_52

In 1428, Filippo Maria Visconti gave the villages the market right, which was renewed by the Confederates after the conquest of Locarno in 1513. Ascona_sentence_53

In 1580, Bartolomeo Papio, who had become wealthy in Rome, donated 25,000 Scudi to Ascona for the construction of a seminary as long as the work could be completed within three years. Ascona_sentence_54

In October 1584 the school was finished. Ascona_sentence_55

After negotiations with Charles Borromeo, the Archbishop of Milan and representatives of Pope Gregory XIII, it was decided to sell the originally planned Casa Papio and to build the Collegio Papio college next to the Church of S. Maria della Misericordia. Ascona_sentence_56

This project ran from 1585 until 1592. Ascona_sentence_57

In 1616, Cardinal Federico Borromeo, placed the school under the authority of the Congregation of the Oblate of Milan, which led the school until 1798. Ascona_sentence_58

The Church of SS Peter and Paul was enlarged in the 16th century and in 1703, was elevated to have a provost over the church. Ascona_sentence_59

This was followed by it being raised to have a dean in 1800. Ascona_sentence_60

In 1617-37 the Church of Madonna della Fontana was built on the northern slopes of Monte Verità, which became a pilgrimage destination. Ascona_sentence_61

The most remarkable profane building of this era is the Casa Serodine, a building of the 17th century, with richly decorated facade. Ascona_sentence_62

Modern Ascona Ascona_section_5

After various changes, the Collegio Papio seminary was secularized in 1852 and served first as a high school. Ascona_sentence_63

It was then a girls' school and then became the Istituto Elvetico. Ascona_sentence_64

In 1879, it returned to its original name and purpose and was placed under the Bishop of Como. Ascona_sentence_65

In 1885 it came under the authority of the bishop of Lugano. Ascona_sentence_66

Under the bishop of Lugano, several religious orders administered the seminary, including the Salesians (1894–1910), the Assumptionists (1910–14) and finally the Benedictines (since 1924). Ascona_sentence_67

In the 20th century the building was rebuilt and expanded several times (1924–27, after a fire in 1960, 1975–76 and 1992). Ascona_sentence_68

In the second half of the 18th century, the Church of SS Peter and Paul was extensively rebuilt. Ascona_sentence_69

In 1859, the facade and the south side were totally redone in a Gothic Revival style. Ascona_sentence_70

A further renovation began in 1948, but was aborted after the 18th century vaults collapsed. Ascona_sentence_71

In 1798 Ascona, spoke up for joining the Helvetic Republic, and was granted a certain degree of local self-government. Ascona_sentence_72

French troops moved into the town, but were driven out and it was then occupied by Austrian units. Ascona_sentence_73

When the canton of Ticino was founded in 1803, Ascona became a political municipality. Ascona_sentence_74

Until the beginning of the 20th century the local economy was based mostly on crops, livestock and fisheries. Ascona_sentence_75

A smaller, but important source of income was the emigration of builders, architects and artists to Rome and Tuscany. Ascona_sentence_76

The most famous Ascona artist families were the Serodine, Abbondio, Pancaldi and Pisoni. Ascona_sentence_77

In the 19th century, linen production and mills offered job opportunities to the locals. Ascona_sentence_78

In the second half of the 19th century, a Dynamite factory settled in Ascona, but it closed after repeated explosions in 1874. Ascona_sentence_79

In the 20th century, tourism became a major part of the local economy. Ascona_sentence_80

Since 1970 the number of second homes has increased substantially, and at the end of the 20th century, during the summer season around 20,000-25,000 visitors came to Ascona each year. Ascona_sentence_81

Closely connected with the rise of tourism was a population growth in 1920s. Ascona_sentence_82

In 1925 an extensive redistribution of land ownership allowed non-locals to purchase land. Ascona_sentence_83

By 1934, the number of landowners included not only 299 Ticinesi, but 88 other Swiss, 41 German, 35 Italian and 31 foreign nationals. Ascona_sentence_84

The settlement area has expanded since 1960. Ascona_sentence_85

The expansion has proceeded more and more towards the north so that today Locarno and Ascona form a single agglomeration. Ascona_sentence_86

Two bridges connect Ascona with the left bank of the Maggia river. Ascona_sentence_87

The one at Solduno, which was built 1815–16, and rebuilt in 1887 after the flood of 1868, was totally replaced in 1996. Ascona_sentence_88

The second bridge is further into the valley and was built in 1974–80. Ascona_sentence_89

Since 1947, Ascona has also had an airport, however, it is likely to close in the near future. Ascona_sentence_90

Monte Verità Ascona_section_6

The "Monte Verità" (literally Hill of Truth) in Ascona has an important historical background. Ascona_sentence_91

At the beginning of the 20th century, a colony was founded on it which preached the return to nature. Ascona_sentence_92

The colony attracted a large number of artists, anarchists and other famous people, including Hermann Hesse, Hans Habe, Carl Jung, Erich Maria Remarque, Hugo Ball, Else Lasker-Schüler, Stefan George, Isadora Duncan, Paul Klee, Rudolf Steiner, Mary Wigman, Gyula Háy, Max Picard, Ernst Toller, Henri van de Velde, Rudolf Laban, Frieda and Else von Richthofen, Otto Gross, Erich Mühsam, Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, and Gustav Stresemann. Ascona_sentence_93

Geography Ascona_section_7

Ascona has an area, as of 1997, of 4.97 square kilometers (1.92 sq mi). Ascona_sentence_94

Of this area, 1.78 km (0.69 sq mi) or 35.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.66 km (0.64 sq mi) or 33.4% is forested. Ascona_sentence_95

Of the rest of the land, 2.63 km (1.02 sq mi) or 52.9% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km (2.5 acres) or 0.2% is either rivers or lakes and 0.2 km (0.077 sq mi) or 4.0% is unproductive land. Ascona_sentence_96

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 26.8% and transportation infrastructure made up 13.7%. Ascona_sentence_97

while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 10.9%. Ascona_sentence_98

Out of the forested land, 28.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 5.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Ascona_sentence_99

Of the agricultural land, 6.0% is used for growing crops, while 3.0% is used for orchards or vine crops and 26.8% is used for alpine pastures. Ascona_sentence_100

All the water in the municipality is in lakes. Ascona_sentence_101

Of the unproductive areas, 3.8% is unproductive vegetation. Ascona_sentence_102

The municipality is located in the Locarno District, on the right bank of the Maggia delta. Ascona_sentence_103

It consists of the town of Ascona made up of the sections of Gerbi, Monescie, Monte Verità, Moscia and Saleggi. Ascona_sentence_104

Coat of arms Ascona_section_8

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure two keys argent in saltire ribboned together and in chief a papal crown of the same. Ascona_sentence_105

The attributes of St. Peter were conceded when the bishop of Como and the church of St. Peter (S. Pietro) gave feudal rights to Ascona." Ascona_sentence_106

Demographics Ascona_section_9

Ascona has a population (as of December 2019) of 5,497. Ascona_sentence_107

As of 2008, 27.6% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Ascona_sentence_108

Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 10.7%. Ascona_sentence_109

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Italian (66.0%), with German being second most common (23.9%) and Serbo-Croatian being third (2.5%). Ascona_sentence_110

Of the Swiss national languages (as of 2000), 1,189 speak German, 112 people speak French, 3,289 people speak Italian, and 10 people speak Romansh. Ascona_sentence_111

The remainder (384 people) speak another language. Ascona_sentence_112

As of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 46.6% male and 53.4% female. Ascona_sentence_113

The population was made up of 1,776 Swiss men (32.4% of the population), and 779 (14.2%) non-Swiss men. Ascona_sentence_114

There were 2,202 Swiss women (40.1%), and 731 (13.3%) non-Swiss women. Ascona_sentence_115

In 2008 there were 22 live births to Swiss citizens and 8 births to non-Swiss citizens, and in same time span there were 36 deaths of Swiss citizens and 9 non-Swiss citizen deaths. Ascona_sentence_116

Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens decreased by 14 while the foreign population decreased by 1. Ascona_sentence_117

There were 7 Swiss men and 3 Swiss women who immigrated back to Switzerland. Ascona_sentence_118

At the same time, there were 43 non-Swiss men and 27 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland. Ascona_sentence_119

The total Swiss population change in 2008 (from all sources) was an increase of 17 and the non-Swiss population change was a decrease of 3 people. Ascona_sentence_120

This represents a population growth rate of 0.3%. Ascona_sentence_121

The age distribution, as of 2009, in Ascona is; 365 children or 6.7% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 500 teenagers or 9.1% are between 10 and 19. Ascona_sentence_122

Of the adult population, 481 people or 8.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. Ascona_sentence_123

612 people or 11.2% are between 30 and 39, 833 people or 15.2% are between 40 and 49, and 782 people or 14.2% are between 50 and 59. Ascona_sentence_124

The senior population distribution is 817 people or 14.9% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 666 people or 12.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 432 people or 7.9% who are over 80. Ascona_sentence_125

As of 2000, there were 2,472 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.0 persons per household. Ascona_sentence_126

In 2000 there were 689 single family homes (or 47.8% of the total) out of a total of 1,442 inhabited buildings. Ascona_sentence_127

There were 194 two family buildings (13.5%) and 360 multi-family buildings (25.0%). Ascona_sentence_128

There were also 199 buildings in the municipality that were multipurpose buildings (used for both housing and commercial or another purpose). Ascona_sentence_129

The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2008, was 0.65%. Ascona_sentence_130

In 2000 there were 4,636 apartments in the municipality. Ascona_sentence_131

The most common apartment size was the 3 room apartment of which there were 1,567. Ascona_sentence_132

There were 606 single room apartments and 503 apartments with five or more rooms. Ascona_sentence_133

Of these apartments, a total of 2,465 apartments (53.2% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 2,067 apartments (44.6%) were seasonally occupied and 104 apartments (2.2%) were empty. Ascona_sentence_134

As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 11.8 new units per 1000 residents. Ascona_sentence_135

The historical population is given in the following table: Ascona_sentence_136

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yearAscona_header_cell_1_0_0 populationAscona_header_cell_1_0_1
1591Ascona_cell_1_1_0 ca. 1,000Ascona_cell_1_1_1
1801Ascona_cell_1_2_0 772Ascona_cell_1_2_1
1850Ascona_cell_1_3_0 902Ascona_cell_1_3_1
1900Ascona_cell_1_4_0 942Ascona_cell_1_4_1
1920Ascona_cell_1_5_0 1,118Ascona_cell_1_5_1
1950Ascona_cell_1_6_0 2,923Ascona_cell_1_6_1
1980Ascona_cell_1_7_0 4,722Ascona_cell_1_7_1
1990Ascona_cell_1_8_0 4,540Ascona_cell_1_8_1
2000Ascona_cell_1_9_0 4,984Ascona_cell_1_9_1
2017Ascona_cell_1_10_0 5,534Ascona_cell_1_10_1

Heritage sites of national significance Ascona_section_10

There are eleven Swiss heritage site of national significance in Ascona. Ascona_sentence_137

There are three churches on the list, the church of S. Maria della Misericordia with the Collegio Papio, the Church of S. Michele with the ruins of a medieval castle and the Parish Church of Ss. Ascona_sentence_138

Pietro e Paolo. Ascona_sentence_139

Three houses are on the list, the Serodine House, the Unifamiliare Tuia House and the Villa at via Ludwig 26. Ascona_sentence_140

The Balladrum, a prehistoric and medieval settlement as well as the Albergo, a park, complex of houses and the Monte Verità Museum are also on the list. Ascona_sentence_141

Two museums, the Museo comunale d’arte and the Museo Epper and a theater, the Teatro S. Materno finish out the list. Ascona_sentence_142

The entire town of Ascona is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Ascona_sentence_143

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Politics Ascona_section_11

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the FDP which received 32.24% of the vote. Ascona_sentence_144

The next three most popular parties were the CVP (18.93%), the SVP (15.89%) and the SP (15.29%). Ascona_sentence_145

In the federal election, a total of 1,419 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 41.4%. Ascona_sentence_146

In the 2007 Gran Consiglio election, there were a total of 3,346 registered voters in Ascona, of which 1,763 or 52.7% voted. Ascona_sentence_147

37 blank ballots and 2 null ballots were cast, leaving 1,724 valid ballots in the election. Ascona_sentence_148

The most popular party was the PLRT, which received 422 or 24.5% of the vote. Ascona_sentence_149

The next three most popular parties were; the PPD+GenGiova (with 323 or 18.7%), the SSI (with 307 or 17.8%) and the PS (with 215 or 12.5%). Ascona_sentence_150

In the 2007 Consiglio di Stato election, 29 blank ballots and 8 null ballots were cast, leaving 1,726 valid ballots in the election. Ascona_sentence_151

The most popular party was the PLRT which received 409 or 23.7% of the vote. Ascona_sentence_152

The next three most popular parties were; the PPD (with 338 or 19.6%), the LEGA (with 311 or 18.0%) and the SSI (with 254 or 14.7%). Ascona_sentence_153

Economy Ascona_section_12

As of  2007, Ascona had an unemployment rate of 4.99%. Ascona_sentence_154

As of 2005, there were 9 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 3 businesses involved in this sector. Ascona_sentence_155

361 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 47 businesses in this sector. Ascona_sentence_156

2,683 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 353 businesses in this sector. Ascona_sentence_157

There were 2,233 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 46.0% of the workforce. Ascona_sentence_158

In 2000, there were 2,056 workers who commuted into the municipality and 1,149 workers who commuted away. Ascona_sentence_159

The municipality is a net importer of workers, with about 1.8 workers entering the municipality for every one leaving. Ascona_sentence_160

About 16.0% of the workforce coming into Ascona are coming from outside Switzerland, while 0.1% of the locals commute out of Switzerland for work. Ascona_sentence_161

Of the working population, 7.5% used public transportation to get to work, and 47.8% used a private car. Ascona_sentence_162

As of 2009, there were 34 hotels in Ascona with a total of 1,192 rooms and 2,230 beds. Ascona_sentence_163

Religion Ascona_section_13

From the 2000 census, 3,308 or 66.4% were Roman Catholic, while 835 or 16.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Ascona_sentence_164

There are 606 individuals (or about 12.16% of the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), and 235 individuals (or about 4.72% of the population) did not answer the question. Ascona_sentence_165

Education Ascona_section_14

In Ascona about 69.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Ascona_sentence_166

In Ascona there were a total of 766 students (as of 2009). Ascona_sentence_167

The Ticino education system provides up to three years of non-mandatory kindergarten and in Ascona there were 94 children in kindergarten. Ascona_sentence_168

The primary school program lasts for five years and includes both a standard school and a special school. Ascona_sentence_169

In the municipality, 217 students attended the standard primary schools and 10 students attended the special school. Ascona_sentence_170

In the lower secondary school system, students either attend a two-year middle school followed by a two-year pre-apprenticeship or they attend a four-year program to prepare for higher education. Ascona_sentence_171

There were 213 students in the two-year middle school and 1 in their pre-apprenticeship, while 123 students were in the four-year advanced program. Ascona_sentence_172

The upper secondary school includes several options, but at the end of the upper secondary program, a student will be prepared to enter a trade or to continue on to a university or college. Ascona_sentence_173

In Ticino, vocational students may either attend school while working on their internship or apprenticeship (which takes three or four years) or may attend school followed by an internship or apprenticeship (which takes one year as a full-time student or one and a half to two years as a part-time student). Ascona_sentence_174

There were 26 vocational students who were attending school full-time and 73 who attend part-time. Ascona_sentence_175

The professional program lasts three years and prepares a student for a job in engineering, nursing, computer science, business, tourism and similar fields. Ascona_sentence_176

There were 9 students in the professional program. Ascona_sentence_177

As of 2000, there were 231 students in Ascona who came from another municipality, while 213 residents attended schools outside the municipality. Ascona_sentence_178

Crime Ascona_section_15

In 2014 the crime rate, of the over 200 crimes listed in the Swiss Criminal Code (running from murder, robbery and assault to accepting bribes and election fraud), in Ascona was 64.4 per thousand residents, slightly lower than the national average (64.6 per thousand). Ascona_sentence_179

During the same period, the rate of drug crimes was 5.5 per thousand residents. Ascona_sentence_180

This rate is lower than average, only 48.2% of the rate in the district, 62.5% of the rate in the canton and 55.6% of the national rate. Ascona_sentence_181

The rate of violations of immigration, visa and work permit laws was 1.7 per thousand residents. Ascona_sentence_182

This rate is lower than average, 47.2% of the rate in the canton and 34.7% of the rate for the entire country. Ascona_sentence_183

Notable people Ascona_section_16

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  • Dimitri (1935 in Ascona – 2016) a Swiss clown and mime artistAscona_item_1_3
  • Daniela Ambrosoli (born 1941 in Ascona) a Swiss entrepreneur, philanthropist and film directorAscona_item_1_4
  • Bruno Bisang (born 1952 in Ascona) a Swiss fashion photographerAscona_item_1_5
  • Paolo Duca (born 1981 in Ascona) a Swiss former professional ice hockey playerAscona_item_1_6
  • Brigitte Helm- German actresss who fled Nazi Germany for Switzerland and died in AsconaAscona_item_1_7
  • Gaetano Matteo Pisoni (1713 in Ascona – 1782) an Italian architect, worked in a Late Baroque mannerAscona_item_1_8
  • Marianne von Werefkin (1860 – 1938 in Ascona) a Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, lived in Ascona from 1918Ascona_item_1_9
  • Anthony van Hoboken (1887–1983) a musical collector, bibliographer, and musicologist; lived in Ascona 1951 to 1977Ascona_item_1_10
  • Wladimir Vogel (1896-1984) a Swiss composer of German and Russian extraction, lived in Ascona 1939-1964Ascona_item_1_11
  • Gregor Wentzel (1898–1978 in Ascona) a German physicist known for development of quantum mechanics, lived in Ascona from 1970Ascona_item_1_12


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