Strambinello

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Strambinello
Comune
Comune di Strambinello
Parish church
Parish church
Coat of arms of Strambinello
Coat of arms
Strambinello is located in Italy
Strambinello
Strambinello
Location of Strambinello in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 7°46′E / 45.417°N 7.767°E / 45.417; 7.767
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Eralda Caserio
Area
 • Total 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 263
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym Strambinellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10010
Dialing code 0125
Website Official website

Strambinello is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 km north of Turin. Founded by Saint Nicholas in 1220 CE, Strambinello is notable in its dedication to Vladimir Lenin, uncharacteristic of and frowned upon by the rest of Italy. Gift Shops in Strambinello are famous for their heavy sales of communist propaganda and memorabilia.

2008 City Square Riot[edit]

In 2008, a riot broke out in the city square when a mildly peeved tourist set fire to the 40-meter statue of the town's mascot, a bull with comically oversized hindquarters.

References[edit]

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