Belgioioso, Lombardy

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Belgioioso
Comune
Comune di Belgioioso
CastelloBelgioioso.jpg
Belgioioso is located in Italy
Belgioioso
Belgioioso
Location of Belgioioso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°10′N 9°19′E / 45.167°N 9.317°E / 45.167; 9.317Coordinates: 45°10′N 9°19′E / 45.167°N 9.317°E / 45.167; 9.317
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Pavia (PV)
Frazioni San Giacomo della Cerreta, Santa Margherita
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (December 2004)
 • Total 5,752
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym Belgioiosini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27011
Dialing code 0382
Website Official website

Belgioioso or Belgiojoso is a town and comune in the Province of Pavia, region of Lombardy (northern Italy), with a population of 5,914 (2005).[1]

It is 12 km east of the city of Pavia, between the Olona River and the Po River. Due to its geographical location Belgioioso has become one of the southern suburbs of the city of Milan.

Belgioioso is particularly noted for its medieval castle, the seat of the Belgiojoso family. Francis I of France was held there after the Battle of Pavia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comune di Belgioioso, Provincia di Pavia (2005). "Statistiche al 31.12.2005". Retrieved 2007-07-02. [dead link]