Castino

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City of Castino
Comune
Coat of arms of City of Castino
Coat of arms
City of Castino is located in Italy
City of Castino
City of Castino
Location of City of Castino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°11′E / 44.617°N 8.183°E / 44.617; 8.183Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°11′E / 44.617°N 8.183°E / 44.617; 8.183
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Government
 • Mayor Jose Martino
Area
 • Total 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)[1]
 • Total 516
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym Castinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12050
Dialing code 0173
Patron saint St. Bovo
Saint day 22 May

Castino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Turin and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Cuneo. It is on a ridge between the Val Bormida and the Valle Belbo. Castino is one of the most famous cities in Langhe, Piedmont. It has a very famous romanic church the St.Margherita abbey. Usually castinesi organise a little colour-parade in the center of the town. Castino was the main town of Langhe between 1900 and 1950. It is famous for good panoramas and pretty houses. It has two suburbs (frazioni):Campetto, southeast of the city center and S.Bovo, northeast. Bosia was until 1981 a suburb of Castino; it then became an independent village.

References[edit]

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