Mosso, Piedmont

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Mosso
Comune
Comune di Mosso
Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Mosso
Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Mosso
Mosso is located in Italy
Mosso
Mosso
Location of Mosso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°38′N 8°8′E / 45.633°N 8.133°E / 45.633; 8.133Coordinates: 45°38′N 8°8′E / 45.633°N 8.133°E / 45.633; 8.133
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Biella (BI)
Frazioni [See text]
Area
 • Total 18.24 km2 (7.04 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 1,692
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Mossesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13822
Dialing code 015
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August

Mosso is a comune (municipality) of the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located in the Biellese Prealps about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 9 kilometres (6 mi) northeast of Biella. It was formed in 1998 by the fusion of the existing communes of Mosso Santa Maria and Pistolesa.

Mosso borders the following municipalities: Bioglio, Campiglia Cervo, Piatto, Quittengo, Trivero, Vallanzengo, Valle Mosso, Veglio.


The commune extends over an area of 18.24 square kilometres (7.04 sq mi). Its population of about 1,700[1] is divided between numerous local centres. In addition to Mosso Santa Maria and Pistolesa, the commune’s statute lists the following frazioni:

Mosso Santa Maria, Alloro, Bellaria, Bogino, Boschi, Brughiera, Buccio, Canova, Capomosso, Case Forno, Cerate, Crolle, Fantone, Ferchiani, Frieri, Garbaccio, Gianolio, Gili, Maioli, Marchetto, Mina, Mongiachero, Ometre, Oretto, Ormezzero, Piane, Quazza, Ramello, Ricca, Rivetto, Rolando, Sella, Sqisso, Taverna, Trabucco, Venalba;

and the following minor localities:

Artignana, Bochetto Luvera, Bochetto Margosio, Campazzo, Quattroventi, Casale ai Monti, Casale Picco, Curione, Gribaud, Molino dell’Avvocato, Molino Garaccio, Prapiano.[2]

Of these Sella is known as the birthplace of Quintino Sella, academic, politician and founder of the Club Alpino Italiano. Until 1938 it was the seat of the commune of Valle Superiore Mosso, later incorporated into that of Mosso Santa Maria.

Mosso is one of the principal communes of the Comunità Montana Valle di Mosso and, together with the nearby commune of Valle Mosso, it suffered extensive damage in the floods of 1968 which affected the whole valley.

Population trends[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Most demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Statuto, Comune di Mosso, 2005-06-29 .