Candia Canavese

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Candia Canavese
Comune
Comune di Candia Canavese
Candia Canavese Paesaggio.JPG
Candia Canavese is located in Italy
Candia Canavese
Candia Canavese
Location of Candia Canavese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°20′N 7°53′E / 45.333°N 7.883°E / 45.333; 7.883Coordinates: 45°20′N 7°53′E / 45.333°N 7.883°E / 45.333; 7.883
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Turin (TO)
Frazioni Margherita, Rossi, Bigoglio[1]
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Nuccio, elected 2004-06-13
Area
 • Total 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,322
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym Candiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10010
Dialing code 011
Patron saint San Michele
Saint day Last Sunday of September
Website Official website

Candia Canavese (in Piedmontese Candia) is a comune of the Province of Turin situated in the historical region of the Canavese in Piedmont, Italy about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Turin. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,322 and an area of 9.2 square kilometres (3.6 sq mi).[2] It borders the following municipalities: Strambino, Mercenasco, Vische, Barone Canavese, Mazzè, and Caluso.

It is known for the wine Erbaluce di Caluso and for its lake, the Lago di Candia, which is protected as part of the Parco naturale del Lago di Candia nature reserve and also has a rowing club.

Various historic buildings found nearby include the eleventh-century church of Santo Stefano al Monte, which probably stands on the ruins of a pagan temple and the late Roman Pieve di San Michele. The eighteenth-century Castrum Candia (Italian: Castello di Candia) was built on the site of the ancient castle of count Enrico de Candia (He was also known as Henry, Count of Malta), which dominated the town until it was badly damaged in the 14th century during the wars of the Canavese and finally dismantled by Fabrotino da Parma. Eventually a new castle was erected by the counts and it is known today as "Castelfiorito" di Candia Canavese.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ List taken from the section Località e Frazioni di Candia Canavese of the page http://www.comuni-italiani.it/001/050/index.html
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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