Orbassano

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Orbassano
Comune
Comune di Orbassano
Orbassano1.jpg
Orbassano is located in Italy
Orbassano
Orbassano
Location of Orbassano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°32′E / 45.000°N 7.533°E / 45.000; 7.533Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°32′E / 45.000°N 7.533°E / 45.000; 7.533
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Tetti Valfrè, Gonzole
Government
 • Mayor Eugenio Gambetta
Area
 • Total 22.05 km2 (8.51 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)[1]
 • Total 21,667
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym Orbassanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10043
Dialing code 011
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Orbassano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 15 kilometres (9 miles) southwest of Turin. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 21,667 and an area of 22.1 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi).

The most famous local is Sonia Gandhi, who was raised here, although she was actually born in Lusiana, near Vicenza.

Orbassano borders the following municipalities: Turin, Rivoli, Rivalta di Torino, Beinasco, Nichelino, Volvera, Candiolo, None.

History[edit]

The known origins of the city date back to the Roman conquest of Cisalpine Gaul, evidenced by two Imperial era tombstones found here in the second half of the nineteenth century.

By the end of the first millennium, Orbassano was among the lands of the Margrave of Susa, but in 1029 it found itself sold by Manfredi to the new Abbey of San Giusto in Susa. Shortly thereafter, in 1035, some of the land came into the possession of the Diocese of Turin. In the twelfth century Orbassano came under the control of its northern neighbours the Lords of Rivalta, the Orsini family.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Orbassano is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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