Grinzane Cavour

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Grinzane Cavour
Comune
Comune di Grinzane Cavour
Castle of Grinzane Cavour.jpg
Coat of arms of Grinzane Cavour
Coat of arms
Grinzane Cavour is located in Italy
Grinzane Cavour
Grinzane Cavour
Location of Grinzane Cavour in Italy
Coordinates: 44°40′N 7°59′E / 44.667°N 7.983°E / 44.667; 7.983
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Barzone, Gallo, Giacco, Grinzane
Government
 • Mayor Franco Sampò
Area
 • Total 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population [1]
 • Total 1,863
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Grinzanesi or Gallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12060
Dialing code 0173
Website Official website

Grinzane Cavour is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Grinzane Cavour borders the municipalities of Alba and Diano d'Alba.

Originally simply known as Grinzane, it switched to the current name in homage to Camillo Benso, Count Cavour, who was mayor of the city for 17 years.

The main attraction is the massive medieval castle. Until 2009, Grinzane Cavour was also the seat of the eponymous literary award.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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