San Giorgio Canavese

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San Giorgio Canavese
Comune
Comune di San Giorgio Canavese
Parish church.
Parish church.
Coat of arms of San Giorgio Canavese
Coat of arms
San Giorgio Canavese is located in Italy
San Giorgio Canavese
San Giorgio Canavese
Location of San Giorgio Canavese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°20′N 7°48′E / 45.333°N 7.800°E / 45.333; 7.800
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Cortereggio
Government
 • Mayor Guido Massimo Arri
Area
 • Total 20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 2,721
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym Sangiorgesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10090
Dialing code 0124
Patron saint Saint George
Saint day 23 April
Website Official website

San Giorgio Canavese is a town and comune in the province of Turin in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy.

The main attraction is the castle, once a possession of the Novarese counts of Biandrate.

Near San Giorgio there is a plant of Pininfarina.

Native of this town was Giorgio Orsolano (1803–35) one of the first Italian serial killer. He raped, murdered and maybe eaten three young girls and was executed by hanging. He was also named "La Jena di San Giorgio" (The hyena of San Giorgio) and "Mangiacristiani" (cannibal).

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