Agrate Conturbia

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Agrate Conturbia
Comune di Agrate Conturbia
The Romanesque baptistery
Location of Agrate Conturbia
Agrate Conturbia is located in Italy
Agrate Conturbia
Agrate Conturbia
Location of Agrate Conturbia in Italy
Agrate Conturbia is located in Piedmont
Agrate Conturbia
Agrate Conturbia
Agrate Conturbia (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°40′35″N 8°33′08″E / 45.67639°N 8.55222°E / 45.67639; 8.55222
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceNovara (NO)
FrazioniAgrate, Conturbia
Government
 • MayorSimone Tosi
Area
 • Total14.51 km2 (5.60 sq mi)
Elevation
337 m (1,106 ft)
Population
 (2017[2])[3]
 • Total1,544
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
DemonymsAgratesi, Conturbiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28010
Dialing code0322
WebsiteOfficial website

Agrate Conturbia (Piedmontese: Agrà e Contòrbia, Lombard: Agraa e Contorbia) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara, in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Novara. It consists of two towns, Agrate and Conturbia, located in the low hills between Cressa and Borgo Ticino, south of Lake Maggiore.

Agrate Conturbia borders the following municipalities: Bogogno, Borgo Ticino, Divignano, Gattico-Veruno, Mezzomerico and Suno.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle of Agrate, of which few original parts remain after it was damaged in 1400
  • Castle of Coturbia, also modified
  • Parish church of San Vittore, documented as early as 978
  • Baptistry of Agrate, in Romanesque style. It is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The lower section (based over a Roman edifice) dates to about 930, while the upper one is from about 1120. It has an octagonal plan, with a small portal surmounted by a single mullioned window. Further triple, blind mullioned windows decorate each face of the building, as well as Lombard bands. The interior has some 15th-century frescoes.
  • Faunistic Park La Torbiera, a zoo built in 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute [1].
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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