Sannazzaro de' Burgondi

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Sannazzaro de' Burgondi
Comune
Comune di Sannazzaro de' Burgondi
Parish church of Sts. Nazarius and Celsus.
Parish church of Sts. Nazarius and Celsus.
Coat of arms of Sannazzaro de' Burgondi
Coat of arms
Sannazzaro de' Burgondi is located in Italy
Sannazzaro de' Burgondi
Sannazzaro de' Burgondi
Location of Sannazzaro de' Burgondi in Italy
Coordinates: 45°6′N 8°54′E / 45.100°N 8.900°E / 45.100; 8.900
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Pavia (PV)
Frazioni Buscarella, Mezzano, Savasini
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Maggi
Area
 • Total 23.3 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation 87 m (285 ft)
Population (30 April 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,920
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym Sannazzaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27039
Dialing code 0382
Website Official website

Sannazzaro de' Burgondi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45 km southwest of Milan and about 20 km southwest of Pavia, in Lomellina, on the Agogna River.

Sannazzaro de' Burgondi borders the following municipalities: Bastida de' Dossi, Corana, Dorno, Ferrera Erbognone, Mezzana Bigli, Pieve Albignola, Scaldasole, Silvano Pietra.

It is the ancestral home of the Sannazzaro family, who later extended their rule to the Oltrepò Pavese and Montferrat. In 1466 Giacomo Malaspina, lord of Massa, became the lord of Sannazzaro; his son Francesco founded the lines of the marquesses of Sannazzaro, which lasted until the abolition of feudalism by the Napoleonic invasion of Italy in 1797. Sannazzaro was part of Savoy from 1713, and, after its annexation to the unified Italy in 1859, received its current name in 1863.

Sannazzaro, whose economy was once based on the production of tools (wooden and metal screws), is home to one of the largest refineries in Italy, owned by ENI.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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