Santhià

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Santhià
Comune
Comune di Santhià
Castle of Vettignè
Castle of Vettignè
Coat of arms of Santhià
Coat of arms
Santhià is located in Italy
Santhià
Santhià
Location of Santhià in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°10′E / 45.367°N 8.167°E / 45.367; 8.167
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni Bosafarinera Vettignè
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Cappuccio (Impegno per Santhià)
Area
 • Total 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Population (31 July 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,936
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym Santhiatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13048
Dialing code 0161
Patron saint St. Agatha
Saint day February 5
Website Official website

Santhià (Piedmontese: Santhià or Sant'Àgata) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 km northeast of Turin and about 20 km northwest of Vercelli.

Santhià is well known for its historic carnival named the Carnevale Storico di Santhià since the 14th century. The medieval castle of Vettignè is located within the communal territory. It was built, perhaps over a pre-existing structure, in the 15th century.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle of Vettigné, built starting from the 15th century
  • Romanesque-Neoclassic collegiate church of Sant'Agata, built from the 11th century. It includes a 12th-century Romanesque crypt

References[edit]

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

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