Gazzaniga

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Gazzaniga
Comune
Comune di Gazzaniga
View of the frazione Orezzo
View of the frazione Orezzo
Coat of arms of Gazzaniga
Coat of arms
Gazzaniga is located in Italy
Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga
Location of Gazzaniga in Italy
Coordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°E / 45.800; 9.833Coordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°E / 45.800; 9.833
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni Masserini, Orezzo
Government
 • Mayor Marco Masserini
Area
 • Total 14.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 5,005
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Demonym Gazzanighesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24025
Dialing code 035
Patron saint St. Hyppolite of Rome
Saint day August 13

Gazzaniga is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Milan and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Bergamo.

Gazzaniga borders the following municipalities: Albino, Aviatico, Cene, Cornalba, Costa di Serina, Fiorano al Serio, Vertova.

History[edit]

Traces of human presence in the Bronze Age have been found in Gazzaniga. The first document attesting the existence of a burgh (castle) dates from 476 AD, when the Barbarian king Odoacer ransacked it. In the Middle Ages Gazzaniga was part of the Confederazione de Honio together with neighbouring communes; in 1397 Gazzaniga was destroyed by the Ghibellines, and again by the Guelphs in the next year.

Later Gazzaniga was in the possession of the Republic of Venice. In 1629 Gazzaniga suffered from a plague.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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