Boves

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For the French commune, see Boves, Somme. For the Spanish caudillo during Venezuelan Independence, see José Tomás Boves.
Boves
Comune
Comune di Boves
Coat of arms of Boves
Coat of arms
Boves is located in Italy
Boves
Boves
Location of Boves in Italy
Coordinates: 44°20′N 7°33′E / 44.333°N 7.550°E / 44.333; 7.550
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Castellar, Cerati, Fontanelle, Madonna dei Boschi, San Mauro, Rivoira, San Giacomo, Sant'Anna, Mellana
Government
 • Mayor Mario Giuliano
Area
 • Total 51.1 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
Elevation 542 m (1,778 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1] It is one of the major centers of the Occitan Valleys language region.
 • Total 9,867
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Bovesani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12012
Dialing code 0171
Website Official website

Boves is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Turin and about 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Cuneo. It borders the following municipalities: Borgo San Dalmazzo, Cuneo, Limone Piemonte, Peveragno, Robilante, Roccavione, and Vernante.

The town of Boves was the scene, on 19 September 1943, of a massacre of civilians by the 1st SS Panzer Division, in which the German troops set fire to more than 350 houses and killed numerous villagers.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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