Castellamonte

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Castellamonte
Comune
Città di Castellamonte
Panorama with the church of S. Rocco.
Panorama with the church of S. Rocco.
Coat of arms of Castellamonte
Coat of arms
Castellamonte is located in Italy
Castellamonte
Castellamonte
Location of Castellamonte in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°43′E / 45.367°N 7.717°E / 45.367; 7.717Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°43′E / 45.367°N 7.717°E / 45.367; 7.717
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Campo, Filia, Muriaglio, Preparetto, San Giovanni, Sant'Anna Boschi, Sant'Antonio, Spineto
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Carlo Mascheroni
Area
 • Total 38.5 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation 343 m (1,125 ft)
Population (28 February 2009)[1]
 • Total 9,962
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym Castellamontesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10081
Dialing code 0124
Website Official website

Castellamonte is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin.

It is located in the Canavese, at the feet of a hill surmounted by a 14th-century castle, hence the name (meaning "Castle at the Mount"). Only traces remain of the latter's original structure, what is visible now dating to an 18th-century renovation. The town is also home to an unfinished rotunda designed by Alessandro Antonelli, the Baroque church of San Rocco; the Sacro Monte di Belmonte is not far, though in the communal territory of Valperga.

Architects Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte were born in the town.

References[edit]

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