Pontestura

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Pontestura
Comune
Comune di Pontestura
Coat of arms of Pontestura
Coat of arms
Pontestura is located in Italy
Pontestura
Pontestura
Location of Pontestura in Italy
Coordinates: 45°8′36″N 8°20′3″E / 45.14333°N 8.33417°E / 45.14333; 8.33417
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Quarti, Castagnone, Rocchetta
Government
 • Mayor Franco Berra
Area
 • Total 18.87 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,485
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym Pontesturesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15027
Dialing code 0142
Patron saint Saint Agatha
Saint day 5 February

Pontestura (in Piedmontese Pont da Stura) is a commune with a population of 1,539 in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont. It is located on the right bank of the Po River about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Turin and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Casale Monferrato and borders the following municipalities: Camino, Casale Monferrato, Cereseto, Coniolo, Morano sul Po, Ozzano Monferrato, Serralunga di Crea, and Solonghello.

John IV, Marquis of Montferrat from 1445 to 1464, was born in the castle of Pontestura in 1413.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population statistics from Italian statistical institute Istat.