Andezeno

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Andezeno
Comune di Andezeno
Andezeno panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Andezeno
Coat of arms
Location of Andezeno
Andezeno is located in Italy
Andezeno
Andezeno
Location of Andezeno in Italy
Andezeno is located in Piedmont
Andezeno
Andezeno
Andezeno (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°2′N 7°52′E / 45.033°N 7.867°E / 45.033; 7.867
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorFranco Gai
Area
 • Total7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Elevation
306 m (1,004 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2017[2])[3]
 • Total2,006
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Andezenese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10020
Dialing code011
Patron saintSaint George
Italian: San Giorgio
Saint dayApril 23 (Saint George's Day)
Websitewww.comune.andezeno.to.it

Andezeno (Piedmontese: Andzen) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 14 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Turin.

Andezeno borders the following municipalities: Marentino, Montaldo Torinese, Chieri, and Arignano.

Etymology[edit]

According to Italian philologist and linguist Dante Olivieri, the name Andezeno originates from the Gallo-Latin word Andicus, which is said to be derived from the names of two villages, Andico and Andicello.

Economy[edit]

Andezeno was predominantly an agricultural community until the 1960s when the area surrounding the city of Turin underwent major industrialisation. Today, it mostly home to small businesses and enterprises.

Notable Natives[edit]

  • Piero Gobetti (1901–1926), intellectual and journalist – parents were from Andezeno and he lived there at his family home are various times of his life
  • Claudio Marchisio (b. 1986), footballer for Juventus and the Italian national team – born in the city of Turin and raised in Andezeno, where his parents still live.

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 Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.