Racconigi

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Racconigi
Comune
Città di Racconigi
The central "Carlo Alberto Square" and the Town Hall
The central "Carlo Alberto Square" and the Town Hall
Coat of arms of Racconigi
Coat of arms
Racconigi is located in Italy
Racconigi
Racconigi
Location of Racconigi in Italy
Coordinates: 44°46′N 07°41′E / 44.767°N 7.683°E / 44.767; 7.683Coordinates: 44°46′N 07°41′E / 44.767°N 7.683°E / 44.767; 7.683
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Canapile, Berroni, Migliabruna, Oia, Parruccia, San Lorenzo, Streppe, Tagliata
Government
 • Mayor Adriano Tosello (from 2002-05-26)
Area
 • Total 48.03 km2 (18.54 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 9,886
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym Racconigesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12035
Dialing code 0172
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Website Official website

Racconigi is a town and comune in Piedmont, Italy. It is located in the province of Cuneo, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Turin, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Cuneo by rail.

History[edit]

The town was founded in medieval times. It was a possession of the marquisses of Saluzzo, of the princes of Acaia and of the Savoy-Carignano.

Geography[edit]

Racconigi is located in the northern borders of its province with the one of Turin. The town borders with the municipalities of Caramagna Piemonte, Carmagnola (TO), Casalgrasso, Cavallerleone, Cavallermaggiore, Lombriasco (TO), Murello, Polonghera and Sommariva del Bosco. Its municipal hamlets (frazioni) are Canapile, Berroni, Migliabruna, Oia, Parruccia, San Lorenzo, Streppe and Tagliata.

Economy[edit]

The economy is mostly based on agriculture, production of milk and meat, and industrial working of metal sheets.

Main sights[edit]

Façade of the Castle of Racconigi

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‘Racconigi’, in Encyclopædia Britannica (1911).

External links[edit]

Media related to Racconigi at Wikimedia Commons