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Como is a city and a province in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan; it borders the lake of the same name.

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Mountains (Lombard Alps) and some hills cover the territory of the province of Como, and the most important body of water is the glacial Lake of Como.


In 2001 Como had 78,315 inhabitants (36,805 male and 41,510 female), with a density of 2097.4 people/km2. (Source: http://www.istat.it/ - in Italian)


Some famous historical people from Como are:


The economy of Como is mainly based on industry (world-famous silk manifacturers) and tourism.

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