Cortemilia

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City of Cortemilia
Comune di Cortemilia
Location of City of Cortemilia
City of Cortemilia is located in Italy
City of Cortemilia
City of Cortemilia
Location of City of Cortemilia in Italy
City of Cortemilia is located in Piedmont
City of Cortemilia
City of Cortemilia
City of Cortemilia (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°35′N 8°12′E / 44.583°N 8.200°E / 44.583; 8.200Coordinates: 44°35′N 8°12′E / 44.583°N 8.200°E / 44.583; 8.200
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceProvince of Cuneo (CN)
FrazioniSan Michele, San Pantaleo, Castella, Pieve, Bruceto, Doglio, San Giacomo, Santa Lucia, Sulite, Salino
Government
 • MayorRoberto Bodrito
Area
 • Total24.7 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Population
(30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total2,302
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cortemiliesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12074
Dialing code0173

Cortemilia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Turin and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Cortemilia borders the following municipalities: Bergolo, Bosia, Castino, Perletto, Pezzolo Valle Uzzone, Serole, and Torre Bormida.

History[edit]

Prehistory and Roman age[edit]

In the area surrounding the town were found some fragments of artefacts and tools dated back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic age, like an ax's front. These evidences confirm the possible existence of "stations" (settlements more or less temporary)in the area where nowadays Cortemilia is situated from the sixth until the second millennium BC.

The original center of Cortemilia is probably of pre-Roman origins but It bloomed during the Roman administration. The importance of Cortemilian during the Roman time is proved by some tombstones found just next the town centre.

Inside the town's coat of arm the name of the town is displayed in Latin language "Cohors Aemilia", which, according to a highly accredited hypothesis, is referred is referred to the console Marco Emilio Scaurus. He was the creator of the track "Via Aemilia Scauri" that connected Luni Vada Sabatia (Savona) with Its hinterland.

Gastronomy[edit]

Cortemilia is noted for production of one of the most famous types of hazelnut, the Tonda Gentile di Langa, awarded IGP status. Every August the town celebrates the Sagra della Nocciola (hazelnut fair).

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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