Montechiaro d'Asti

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Montechiaro d'Asti
Comune
Comune di Montechiaro d'Asti
Coat of arms of Montechiaro d'Asti
Coat of arms
Montechiaro d'Asti is located in Italy
Montechiaro d'Asti
Montechiaro d'Asti
Location of Montechiaro d'Asti in Italy
Coordinates: 45°0′N 8°7′E / 45.000°N 8.117°E / 45.000; 8.117
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Asti (AT)
Frazioni Nocciola, Regione Reale
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Luzi
Area
 • Total 10.14 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 1,409
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Montechiaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14025
Dialing code 0141
Patron saint St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Saint day August 20
Website Official website

Montechiaro d'Asti (Piedmontese: Monciàir) is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Turin and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northwest of Asti.

Montechiaro d'Asti borders the following municipalities: Camerano Casasco, Chiusano d'Asti, Cortanze, Cossombrato, Cunico, Montiglio Monferrato, Soglio, and Villa San Secondo.

Montechiaro is home to a notable example of Romanesque architecture in the Lower Montferrat, the church of St. Nazarius and Celsus (11th and 12th centuries).

Notable people[edit]

  • Giovanni Pastrone, also known as Piero Fosco (1883–1959), pioneer of Italian film.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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