Borghetto di Borbera

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Borghetto di Borbera
Comune di Borghetto di Borbera
The Castle of Torre Ratti.
The Castle of Torre Ratti.
Coat of arms of Borghetto di Borbera
Coat of arms
Location of Borghetto di Borbera
Borghetto di Borbera is located in Italy
Borghetto di Borbera
Borghetto di Borbera
Location of Borghetto di Borbera in Italy
Borghetto di Borbera is located in Piedmont
Borghetto di Borbera
Borghetto di Borbera
Borghetto di Borbera (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°57′E / 44.733°N 8.950°E / 44.733; 8.950Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°57′E / 44.733°N 8.950°E / 44.733; 8.950
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAlessandria (AL)
FrazioniCerreto Ratti, Castel Ratti, Molo Borbera, Monteggio, Persi, Sorli
Government
 • MayorEnrico Bussalino
Area
 • Total39.4 km2 (15.2 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,988
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Borghettesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15060
Dialing code0143
WebsiteOfficial website

Borghetto di Borbera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Turin and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of Alessandria.

Winter view.

Borghetto di Borbera borders the following municipalities: Cantalupo Ligure, Dernice, Garbagna, Grondona, Roccaforte Ligure, Sardigliano, Stazzano, and Vignole Borbera.

Main sights[edit]

In the town are the remainders of an old medieval castle, including a tower and a gate. The castle collapsed long time ago into the close by river bed due to water erosion and landslides.[4] In the nearby village Torre Ratti is a well preserved castle from the 11th Century, which was enlarged and restored several times in the following centuries.[5]

The new townhall was built in early 20th century as one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in Italy.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Borghetto di Borbera is twinned with:

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. ^ Clelio Goggi (1973) Storia dei comuni e delle parrocchie della diocesi di Tortona, Tortona, Litocoop
  5. ^ http://www.castellipiemontesi.it/pagine/eng/castelli/torre_ratti.lasso