Barbania

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Barbania
Comune
Comune di Barbania
The surviving entrance to the medieval ricetto or fortress
The surviving entrance to the medieval ricetto or fortress
Coat of arms of Barbania
Coat of arms
Barbania is located in Italy
Barbania
Barbania
Location of Barbania in Italy
Coordinates: 45°18′N 7°38′E / 45.300°N 7.633°E / 45.300; 7.633
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Boschi, Colli, Fandaglia, Gianotti, Perrero, Piana, Seita, Vignali, Zaccaria
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Battista Drovetti
Area
 • Total 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Population (30 June 2010)
 • Total 1,603
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym Barbaniesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10070
Dialing code 011
Website Official website

Barbania is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Turin. It is in the middle of Malone river plain.

Barbania borders the following municipalities: Rivara, Busano, Rocca Canavese, Levone, and Vauda Canavese. It originates from a Salassi Celtic village founded around the late 5th century BC. In the Middle Ages it was a free commune (11th century), until it was conquered by Philip I of Piedmont in 1305; thenceforth its history is connected with the Duchy of Savoy.

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