Balocco

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Balocco
Comune di Balocco
Location of Balocco
Balocco is located in Italy
Balocco
Balocco
Location of Balocco in Italy
Balocco is located in Piedmont
Balocco
Balocco
Balocco (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°27′N 8°17′E / 45.450°N 8.283°E / 45.450; 8.283Coordinates: 45°27′N 8°17′E / 45.450°N 8.283°E / 45.450; 8.283
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceProvince of Vercelli (VC)
Government
 • MayorPiermario Pedruzzi
Area
 • Total16.81 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total233
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
13040
Dialing code0161

Balocco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Vercelli. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 273 and an area of 16.7 square kilometres (6.4 sq mi).[3] It is the home of the Circuito di Balocco road-testing track.

Balocco borders the following municipalities: Buronzo, Carisio, Formigliana, San Giacomo Vercellese, and Villarboit.

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Circuito di Balocco

The main activity is agriculture: rice farming, corn and wheat . The motorway nearby has favored the settlement of industrial companies.

Circuito di Balocco[edit]

Balocco is the seat of the major proving ground of FCA Italy. The Circuito di Balocco test track was built in the early 1960s[4] by Alfa Romeo for testing new cars, prototypes and racing cars. In the track is also hosted club and racing organization events.[5] The track area exceeds 5,000,000 square metres (1,200 acres) and it has over 65 kilometres (40 mi) of different types of test tracks.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Balocco". archiviostorico.alfaromeo.it/. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  5. ^ "ALFA ROMEO PROVING GROUND". gdecarli.it. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
  6. ^ "The second edition of Formula ATA will be held next month at Balocco". italiaspeed.com. 2006. Retrieved 2011-12-17.

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