Bergamasco, Piedmont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bergamasco
Comune
Comune di Bergamasco
Coat of arms of Bergamasco
Coat of arms
Bergamasco is located in Italy
Bergamasco
Bergamasco
Location of Bergamasco in Italy
Coordinates: 44°49′N 8°27′E / 44.817°N 8.450°E / 44.817; 8.450Coordinates: 44°49′N 8°27′E / 44.817°N 8.450°E / 44.817; 8.450
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Alessandria (AL)
Government
 • Mayor Gianni Benvenuti (2009- )
Area
 • Total 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 747
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Bergamaschesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15022
Dialing code 0131
Patron saint Saint James the Greater and Nativity of Mary
Saint day July 25 and September 8
Website www.comune-bergamasco.it

Bergamasco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Alessandria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 747 and an area of 13.3 square kilometres (5.1 sq mi).[1]

It is located between the hills of Montferrat and the Po Valley. This village is washed by the river Belbo.

From 1000 to 1514, Bergamasco was owned by the Marchesi of Incisa Scapaccino. Then William IX Palaiologos, the marchese of Montferrat, caught and destroyed it. So it followed Montferrat's destiny.

Bergamasco borders the following municipalities: Bruno, Carentino, Castelnuovo Belbo, Incisa Scapaccino, and Oviglio.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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