Nibbiola

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Nibbiola
Comune
Comune di Nibbiola
Coat of arms of Nibbiola
Coat of arms
Nibbiola is located in Italy
Nibbiola
Nibbiola
Location of Nibbiola in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°40′E / 45.367°N 8.667°E / 45.367; 8.667Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°40′E / 45.367°N 8.667°E / 45.367; 8.667
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Novara (NO)
Frazioni Cascina Castellana, Cascina Caldare, Cascina Gambarera, Cascina Montarsello, Cascina La Valle, Cascina Romagnolo, Cascina Dossi, Cascina Pascoli, Cascina Vicaria
Government
 • Mayor Mario Anselmo
Area
 • Total 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 762
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Nibbiolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28070
Dialing code 0321
Patron saint St. Catherine

Nibbiola (Piedmontese: Nibiola) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 km northeast of Turin and about 10 km southeast of Novara.

Nibbiola borders the following municipalities: Garbagna Novarese, Granozzo con Monticello, Novara, Terdobbiate, and Vespolate.

History[edit]

The area of Nibbiola was inhabited in ancient times, as attested by archaeological findings (necropolis). it is mentioned however only in 902 AD.

Main sights[edit]

The Castle
  • The Castle, erected in 1198 by the commune's consuls, the Graciano of San Vittore. It was renovate in the 15th century. Built in brickwork, it has in the entrance side two corner towers and a central one, with a still-working draw-bridge. In the central court a Giardinone ("Big Garden") was added when the castle became a residence.
  • Church of San Vittore is modern, on the site of an edifice of the 11th century destroyed in the early 19th century.
  • Church of Santa Maria (16th century), located outside the town.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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