San Damiano d'Asti

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San Damiano d'Asti
Comune
Comune di San Damiano d'Asti
S.Damiano Palazzo comunale.JPG
Coat of arms of San Damiano d'Asti
Coat of arms
San Damiano d'Asti is located in Italy
San Damiano d'Asti
San Damiano d'Asti
Location of San Damiano d'Asti in Italy
Coordinates: 44°50′N 8°4′E / 44.833°N 8.067°E / 44.833; 8.067
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Asti (AT)
Frazioni Lavezzole, San Luigi, San Grato, San Giulio, San Pietro, Gorzano, Verneglio, Valmolina, Vascagliana, Torrazzo, Serra dei Costa, Ripalda
Area
 • Total 48.0 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (28 February 2009[1])
 • Total 8,465
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym Sandamianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14015
Dialing code 0141
Patron saint Saints Cosmas and Damian
Website Official website

San Damiano d'Asti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Turin and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Asti.

History[edit]

The area of the municipality was once occupied in the Middle Ages by the commune of Axtizio and its suburbs of Gorzano, Lavezzole and Marcelengo. In 1275, after losing the war against Asti, Astixio was destroyed. The Astigiani built in its place a new town, called San Damiano d'Asti.

Twin towns[edit]

San Damiano is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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