Savigliano

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Savigliano
Comune
Città di Savigliano
Coat of arms of Savigliano
Coat of arms
Savigliano is located in Italy
Savigliano
Savigliano
Location of Savigliano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°39′N 7°38′E / 44.650°N 7.633°E / 44.650; 7.633Coordinates: 44°39′N 7°38′E / 44.650°N 7.633°E / 44.650; 7.633
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Apparizione, Canavere, Levaldigi, San Giacomo, Sanità, San Salvatore, Santa Rosalia, Solere, Solerette, Suniglia, Tetti Vigna, Cavallotta, Maresco, Tetti Roccia, Rigrasso
Government
 • Mayor Sergio Soave
Area
 • Total 110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total 21,140
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Saviglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12038
Dialing code 0172
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day August 19
Website Official website

Savigliano (Savijan in Piemontese) is a comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the Province of Cuneo, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Turin by rail.

It has important ironworks, foundries, locomotive works (once owned by Fiat Ferroviaria, now by Alstom) and silk manufactures, as well as sugar factories, printing works and cocoon-raising establishments. It retains some traces of its ancient walls, demolished in 1707, and has a fine collegiate church (S. Andrea, in its present form comparatively modern), and a triumphal arch erected in honour of the marriage of Charles Emmanuel I with Infanta Catherine of Austrian Spain.

Savigliano is the hometown of Giovanni Schiaparelli, who discovered the canali of Mars. Savigliano is also the hometown of Santorre di Santarosa, an Italian Philhellene killed by Turks in Pylos, Greece 1825.

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