Spigno Monferrato

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Spigno Monferrato
Comune
Comune di Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato—Parrocchiale di Sant'Ambrogio, circa 1920.jpg
Coat of arms of Spigno Monferrato
Coat of arms
Spigno Monferrato is located in Italy
Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato
Location of Spigno Monferrato in Italy
Coordinates: 44°32′39″N 8°20′6″E / 44.54417°N 8.33500°E / 44.54417; 8.33500
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Montaldo, Rocchetta, Squaneto, Turpino.[1]
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Garbarino
Area
 • Total 54.86 km2 (21.18 sq mi)
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (2005[2])
 • Total 1,174
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym Spignesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15018
Dialing code 0144
Patron saint Sant'Ambrogio
Saint day 7 December
Website Official website
The lake of S. Lorenzo

Spigno Monferrato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Alessandria.

History[edit]

The land of Spigno had previously been own by the Count of Sales, an illegitimate brother of Victor Amadeus II of Savoy. It had previously been a fiefdom of the holy Roman Empire. In 1730 he married morganatically to Anna Canalis di Cumiana who was created the Marchioness of Spigno in her own right.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comune di Spigno Monferrato (2004), Frazioni 
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.