Chiuduno

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Chiuduno
Comune
Comune di Chiuduno
Chiuduno
Chiuduno
Coat of arms of Chiuduno
Coat of arms
Chiuduno is located in Italy
Chiuduno
Chiuduno
Location of Chiuduno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 9°51′E / 45.650°N 9.850°E / 45.650; 9.850Coordinates: 45°39′N 9°51′E / 45.650°N 9.850°E / 45.650; 9.850
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Bregamo (BG)
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Locatelli (2011)
Area
 • Total 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 5,348
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chiudunesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24060
Dialing code 035
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Saint day August, 15th

Chiuduno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo, in Italian region of Lombardy; Chiuduno is located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Milan and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Bergamo, midway between the Bergamo plain and the Valcalepio.

Chiuduno borders the following municipalities: Bolgare, Carobbio degli Angeli, Grumello del Monte, Telgate.

History[edit]

The settlement has Gaulish origins, and was later a Roman centre as Claudunum on the road between Bergamo and Brescia. It is however mentioned for the first time in a document from 795, and in the Middle Ages it developed and received a fortress.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle (9th century), of which only a tower and other parts remain.
  • Another fortification on the border with the territory of Carobbio degli Angeli (now Suardi villa, 17th century).

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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