San Mauro Torinese

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San Mauro Torinese
Comune
Comune di San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese view.JPG
Coat of arms of San Mauro Torinese
Coat of arms
San Mauro Torinese is located in Italy
San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese
Location of San Mauro Torinese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°06′N 07°46′E / 45.100°N 7.767°E / 45.100; 7.767Coordinates: 45°06′N 07°46′E / 45.100°N 7.767°E / 45.100; 7.767
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Pescatori, S.Anna, Oltre Po, Sambuy
Government
 • Mayor Ugo Dallolio (PD)
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 18,367
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Demonym Sanmauresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10099
Dialing code 011
Patron saint St. Peter
Saint day April 7
Website Official website

San Mauro Torinese is an Italian comune with 18,367 inhabitants (2004) in the Province of Turin in the Piedmont region. It is bordered by the territories of Settimo Torinese, Castiglione Torinese, Turin, and Baldissero Torinese.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

The first written record of Pulchra Rada (the ancient name for San Mauro, which in Latin means "beautiful beach and/or port" - on the Po river-) dates from 4 May 991. On that day Anselmo (at the time the ruler of Montferrat) gave the order to rebuild the Benedictine monastery that had been destroyed by the Saracen invasion.

Twin Cities[edit]

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