Castel San Giovanni

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Castel San Giovanni
Comune di Castel San Giovanni
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Coat of arms of Castel San Giovanni
Coat of arms
Location of Castel San Giovanni
Castel San Giovanni is located in Italy
Castel San Giovanni
Castel San Giovanni
Location of Castel San Giovanni in Italy
Castel San Giovanni is located in Emilia-Romagna
Castel San Giovanni
Castel San Giovanni
Castel San Giovanni (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°26′E / 45.050°N 9.433°E / 45.050; 9.433
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvincePiacenza (PC)
FrazioniBosco Tosca, Creta, Fontana Pradosa, Ganaghello, Pievetta, Campo d'oro
Government
 • MayorLucia Fontana
Area
 • Total44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2010)[2]
 • Total13,917
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
29015
Dialing code0523
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website
the Railway station.

Castel San Giovanni (Piacentino: Castél San Giuàn) is a town and comune in the province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

History[edit]

The origins of the town are probably related to an ancient pieve called Olubra and a fortress called Castellus Milonus, which preceded the construction of a new castle by Alberto Scoto in 1290 (now also disappeared).

After a period under the Dal Verme family of lords-condottieri, it became part of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza in 1485.

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  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.