Fabbrica Curone

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Fabbrica Curone
Comune
Comune di Fabbrica Curone
Coat of arms of Fabbrica Curone
Coat of arms
Fabbrica Curone is located in Italy
Fabbrica Curone
Fabbrica Curone
Location of Fabbrica Curone in Italy
Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°8′E / 44.783°N 9.133°E / 44.783; 9.133Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°8′E / 44.783°N 9.133°E / 44.783; 9.133
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Caldirola, Forotondo, Selvapiana, Garadassi, Montecapraro, Salogni, Bruggi, Lunassi, Pareto, Morigliassi
Area
 • Total 53.7 km2 (20.7 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 808
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Demonym Fabbricacuronesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15050
Dialing code 0131
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Website Official website

Fabbrica Curone (Piedmontese: Frògna) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located in the upper valley of the Curone stream, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Alessandria.

Fabbrica Curone borders the following municipalities: Albera Ligure, Cabella Ligure, Gremiasco, Montacuto, Santa Margherita di Staffora, Varzi, and Zerba.

History[edit]

A possession of the Abbey of San Colombano of Bobbio, it received a castle and was under the bishops of Tortona after 1157. Later it was an imperial fief under the Malaspina, who held it until 1797.

Main sights[edit]

  • Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta, a Romanesque edifice with a stone portal surmounted by a Romanesque lunette.
  • Museum of the Peasant Civilization, in the frazione of Lunassi.

The other frazione of Caldirola, elevation 1,110 metres (3,640 ft) is a ski resort.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

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