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Coordinates: 45°52′N 8°59′E

Coat of Arms of Mendrisio
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Mendrisio
Coordinates45°52′N 8°59′E
Population 6,638   (as of December 2002)
Area 11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Elevation354 m (1,161 ft)
Postal code 6850
SFOS number5254
Mayor (list)Carlo Croci (as of February 2014)
Surrounded by
(view map)
Capolago, Castel San Pietro, Coldrerio, Genestrerio, Novazzano, Melano, Rancate, Riva San Vitale

Mendrisio is a municipality of the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).

The municipality was created on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. On 5 April 2009 it incorporated the former municipalities of Arzo, Capolago, Genestrerio, Rancate and Tremona.[1] On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Besazio, Ligornetto and Meride merged into the municipality of Mendrisio.[2]



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