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Comune di Casciago
Casciago is located in Italy
Location of Casciago in Italy
Coordinates: 45°49′N 8°47′E / 45.817°N 8.783°E / 45.817; 8.783Coordinates: 45°49′N 8°47′E / 45.817°N 8.783°E / 45.817; 8.783
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Varese (VA)
 • Mayor Andrea Zanotti
 • Total 4.0 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,960
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 21020
Dialing code 0332

Casciago is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Milan and about 4 kilometres (2 mi) west of Varese. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,960 and an area of 4.0 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi).[1]

Casciago borders the following municipalities: Barasso, Gavirate, Luvinate, Varese.

Casciago could very well be the location of the ancient Cassiciacum, where Saint Augustine and a few friends lived together in a kind of philosophical commune after Augustine's conversion to Christianity.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo (London, 2000), p. 102