Cuorgnè

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Cuorgnè
Comune
Comune di Cuorgnè
Panorama from Belmonte sanctuary
Panorama from Belmonte sanctuary
Coat of arms of Cuorgnè
Coat of arms
Cuorgnè is located in Italy
Cuorgnè
Cuorgnè
Location of Cuorgnè in Italy
Coordinates: 45°23′N 7°39′E / 45.383°N 7.650°E / 45.383; 7.650
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Turin (TO)
Frazioni Priacco, Ronchi Maddalena, Ronchi San Bernardo, Salto, Sant'Anna di Campore
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Beppe Pezzetto
Area
 • Total 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Population (31 December 2012[1])
 • Total 10,141
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Cuorgnatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10082
Dialing code 0124
Patron saint Madonna della Rivassola
Website Official website

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

Cuorgnè is located at the mouth of the Orco Valley, and borders the following municipalities: Castellamonte, Pont-Canavese, Borgiallo, Chiesanuova, Alpette, San Colombano Belmonte, Canischio, Valperga, and Prascorsano.

Curgné originated in the Middle Ages after the ancient town of Canava was destroyed by a flood of the Orco River (1030). Later it was held by Arduin of Ivrea's descendants, and, later, by the House of Savoy. It received the status of city in 1932. Sights include the Archaeological Museum of Canavese (with findings from the nearby area, in particular from the Neolithic Age) and the Sacro Monte di Belmonte, located a few kilometers outside the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical instituteIstat.

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