Gurro

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Gurro
Comune
Comune di Gurro
Parish church.
Parish church.
Gurro is located in Italy
Gurro
Gurro
Location of Gurro in Italy
Coordinates: 46°5′6″N 8°34′0″E / 46.08500°N 8.56667°E / 46.08500; 8.56667Coordinates: 46°5′6″N 8°34′0″E / 46.08500°N 8.56667°E / 46.08500; 8.56667
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Area
 • Total 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 288
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28050
Dialing code 0323

Gurro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Verbania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 288 and an area of 13.2 square kilometres (5.1 sq mi).[1]

Gurro borders the municipalities of Cavaglio-Spoccia, Cursolo-Orasso, Falmenta and Miazzina.

Gurro is said to be populated by the descendents of Scottish soldiers. According to local legend, Scottish soldiers fleeing the Battle of Pavia arrived in the area where severe blizzards forced many, if not all, to give up their travels and settle in the town. To this day Gurro is proud of its Scottish links. Many residents claim their surnames are Italian translations of Scottish surnames, and the town also has a Scottish museum.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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