Borgosesia

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Borgosesia
Comune
Città di Borgosesia
Sacro Monte of Montrigone, with the Sanctuary of Sant'Anna.
Sacro Monte of Montrigone, with the Sanctuary of Sant'Anna.
Coat of arms of Borgosesia
Coat of arms
Borgosesia is located in Italy
Borgosesia
Borgosesia
Location of Borgosesia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°43′N 8°16′E / 45.717°N 8.267°E / 45.717; 8.267
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceVercelli (VC)
FrazioniAgnona, Albergate, Aranco, Bastia, Bettole, Brina, Cà di Rondo, Cadegatti, Caggi, Calco di mezzo, Calco inferiore, Calco superiore, Caneto, Cardolino, Cartiglia, Cascina Agnona, Cesolo, Costa di Foresto, Costa inferiore, Costa superiore, Cravo, Fenera Annunziata, Fenera di mezzo, Fenera San Giulio, Ferruta, Foresto, Fornace, Frasca, Gianinetta, Guardella, Isolella, Lovario, Marasco, Molino delle Piode, Orlongo, Pianaccia, Pianezza, Plello, Rozzo, Sella, Torame, Trebbie, Vanzone, Valbusaga, Valmiglione, Villa San Giovanni
Government
 • MayorPaolo Tiramani (Civic List)
Area
 • Total41.09 km2 (15.86 sq mi)
Elevation354 m (1,161 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total12,765
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Borgosesiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code13011
Dialing code0163
Patron saintSts. Peter and Paul
Saint day29 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Borgosesia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Vercelli.

The largest town in the Valsesia, it is crossed by the Sesia River.

History[edit]

Borgosesia from Monte Fenera.

The town was founded in 14 BC by the native population, and later was called Seso by the Romans after their conquest. In the Middle Ages it was owned by the Dukes of Biandrate and, in the 17th century, by Spain.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of Sant'Anna, an example of Sacro Monte
  • Parish church of Sts. Peter and Paul
  • Archaeological and Paleontological Museum "Carlo Conti"
  • Natural Park of Monte Fenera

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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