Bergamasco, Piedmont

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Bergamasco
Comune di Bergamasco
Palazzo Moscheni di Bergamasco.jpg
Coat of arms of Bergamasco
Location of Bergamasco
Bergamasco is located in Italy
Bergamasco
Bergamasco
Location of Bergamasco in Italy
Bergamasco is located in Piedmont
Bergamasco
Bergamasco
Bergamasco (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°49′N 8°27′E / 44.817°N 8.450°E / 44.817; 8.450Coordinates: 44°49′N 8°27′E / 44.817°N 8.450°E / 44.817; 8.450
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAlessandria (AL)
Government
 • MayorGiulio Veeggi
Area
 • Total13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Elevation
125 m (410 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total732
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
DemonymBergamaschesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15022
Dialing code0131
Patron saintSaint James the Greater and Nativity of Mary
Saint dayJuly 25 and September 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Bergamasco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Alessandria.

It is located between the hills of Montferrat and the Po Valley. This village is washed by the river Belbo.

From 1000 to 1514, Bergamasco was owned by the Marchesi of Incisa Scapaccino. Then William IX Palaiologos, the marchese of Montferrat, caught and destroyed it. So it followed Montferrat's destiny.

In 1944, during World War II, the town was part of the partisan Republic of Alto Monferrato. It was also one of the towns targeted in Operation Koblenz-Süd.

Bergamasco borders the following municipalities: Bruno, Carentino, Castelnuovo Belbo, Incisa Scapaccino, and Oviglio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.