Turbigo

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Turbigo
Comune
Comune di Turbigo
Coat of arms of Turbigo
Coat of arms
Turbigo is located in Italy
Turbigo
Turbigo
Location of Turbigo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°32′N 8°44′E / 45.533°N 8.733°E / 45.533; 8.733
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Government
 • Mayor Laura Mira Bonomi
Area
 • Total 8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (31 December 2007[1])
 • Total 7,413
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym Turbighesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20029
Dialing code 0331

Turbigo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Milan, along the Naviglio Grande canal. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,486 and an area of 8.5 square kilometres (3.3 sq mi).

Turbigo borders the following municipalities: Castano Primo, Cameri, Robecchetto con Induno, Galliate. It is the birthplace of naturalist Giuseppe Gené.

It is home to a medieval castle, known from the 9th century and perhaps built around a Roman tower, and to church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (1639–40). Also from the 17th century is a bridge over the Naviglio Grande.

On 3 June 1859, Turbigo was the site of the Battle of Turbigo, a battle of the Second Italian War of Independence. Franco-Piedmontese troops crossed the Ticino via a pontoon bridge to occupy the town. The battle is commemorated in the name of rue de Turbigo, a Paris street.

References[edit]

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