Roppolo

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Roppolo
Comune
Comune di Roppolo
Roppolo seen from its castle.
Roppolo seen from its castle.
Coat of arms of Roppolo
Coat of arms
Roppolo is located in Italy
Roppolo
Roppolo
Location of Roppolo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°4′E / 45.417°N 8.067°E / 45.417; 8.067
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Biella (BI)
Frazioni Babò, Borgata Salomone, Castello, Comuna di Roppolo, Morzano, Peverano, Pioglio, San Vitale
Government
 • Mayor Giorgio Boltri
Area
 • Total 8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 934
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13883
Dialing code 0161

Roppolo is a municipality in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Biella.

Roppolo is located on the southern slopes of Ivrea glacial ridge, west to the Lake of Viverone. It borders the following municipalities: Alice Castello, Cavaglià, Cerrione, Dorzano, Salussola, Viverone, Zimone.

The hamlet is mentioned for the first time in a 936 AD document. It is home to a castle, largely built during the 14th century. Economy is based on the production of wine and kiwifruit.

References[edit]

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