Conzano

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Conzano
Comune
Comune di Conzano
Conzano is located in Italy
Conzano
Conzano
Location of Conzano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°1′17″N 8°27′18″E / 45.02139°N 8.45500°E / 45.02139; 8.45500Coordinates: 45°1′17″N 8°27′18″E / 45.02139°N 8.45500°E / 45.02139; 8.45500
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni San Maurizio [1]
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Imarisio (Lista civica; elected 2004-06-13)
Area[1]
 • Total 11.62 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2005)[2]
 • Total 1,004
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Conzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15030
Dialing code 0142
Patron saint Saint Lucy of Syracuse
Saint day 13 December
Website Official website

The Commune of Conzano (Italian: Comune di Conzano; Piemontese: Consan) is a municipality lying to the south of Casale Monferrato in the north-west Italian Province of Alessandria. Its neighbouring communes, in addition to Casale are Camagna Monferrato, Lu, and Occimiano.

The municipal territory extends over a predominantly rural area of 11.62 square kilometres (4.49 sq mi); its population of about 1,000 is concentrated in two centres: the small hill town of Conzano, the capoluogo of the commune and site of the town hall, and the village of San Maurizio. The latter’s formal status as a frazione, with an identity historically distinct from that of Conzano, is recognised in the Statuto Comunale.[1]

Conzano[edit]

Conzano, the principal centre of the commune and its capoluogo, stands on a hill (262 m) which rises on the north-western side of the valley of the Grana torrent. The parish church of Santa Lucia is here[1] and the Villa Vidua[2], the country seat of the Vidua family who were Counts of Conzano. The villa, which is open to the public, is particularly known for its interior decorations in the “Chinese” manner.

San Maurizio[edit]

San Maurizio is a small village on the right side of the Rotaldo and some 7 kilometres (4 mi) north of Conzano. It is the location of an Abbey of San Maurizio.[3]

Twin town[edit]

Population trends[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statuto Comunale (2000)
  2. ^ Most statistics are sourced from the Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Ambiente e cenni storici – 4, Comune di Conzano, 1998–2005 

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