Andezeno

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Andezeno
Comune
Comune di Andezeno
Andezeno panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Andezeno
Coat of arms
Andezeno is located in Italy
Andezeno
Andezeno
Location of Andezeno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°2′N 7°52′E / 45.033°N 7.867°E / 45.033; 7.867
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Emanuelita Nosengo
Area
 • Total 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation 306 m (1,004 ft)
Population (31 August 2007[1])
 • Total 1,949
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym Andezenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10020
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Saint George
Italian: San Giorgio
Saint day April 23 (Saint George's Day)
Website www.comune.andezeno.to.it

Andezeno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 14 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Turin.

Andezeno borders the following municipalities: Marentino, Montaldo Torinese, Chieri, and Arignano.

Etymology[edit]

According to Italian philologist and linguist Dante Olivieri, the name Andezeno originates from the Gallo-Latin word Andicus, which is said to be derived from the names of two villages, Andico and Andicello.

Economy[edit]

Andezeno was predominantly an agricultural community until the 1960s when the area surrounding the city of Turin underwent major industrialisation. Today, it mostly home to small businesses and enterprises.

Notable Natives[edit]

  • Piero Gobetti (1901–1926), intellectual and journalist – parents were from Andezeno and he lived there at his family home are various times of his life
  • Claudio Marchisio (b. 1986), footballer – born in the city of Turin and raised in Andezeno, where his parents still live.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.