Cossato

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Cossato
Comune
Comune di Cossato
The Parrocchia dell'Assunta.
Coat of arms of Cossato
Coat of arms
Cossato is located in Italy
Cossato
Cossato
Location of Cossato in Italy
Coordinates: 45°34′N 08°10′E / 45.567°N 8.167°E / 45.567; 8.167
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Biella (BI)
Frazioni Bertinotto, Castellazzo, Castellengo, Cerro, Lavino, Lorazzo, Masseria, Monteferrario, Parlamento, Ronco, Spolina
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Corradino
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)
 • Total 14,743[1]
Demonym(s) Cossatesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 13836
Dialing code 015
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Saint day August 15
Website Official website

Cossato is a municipality in the province of Biella, Italy, in the northwest part of Piedmont, 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) east of Biella. It has a population of about 14,804 and it spreads over an area of 27,74 km², which makes it the second largest town in the Province of Biella. It is crossed by the Strona di Mosso stream.

Geography[edit]

The city is the second largest town in the province of Biella by population and economic importance. It has an urban development that follows the direction of the major roads: the center is along the Biella-Gattinara former state road, while numerous frazioni are scattered along the road to Mottalciata baraggivo plateau and the hills towards Quaregna, Lessona and Valle Mosso.

Main sights[edit]

Church of SS. Peter and Paul
  • Parish dedicated to the Assumption, built before 1000. It was rebuilt in 1614 after the collapse, which occurred two years before.
  • Castle Castellengo, on the edge of the Baragge of Candelo.
  • Church of SS. Peter and Paul, near the Castellengo Castle. medieval building restored over the years with the addition of different styles.
  • Villa Ranzoni, eighteenth-century building houses the Municipal Library.
  • Villa Fecia, building belonging to Fecia accounts of Cossato including a large park and a church, the Oratory of Santa Margherita (in medieval style).
  • Villa Berlanghino, in the neoclassical style. It is a large building with a wooden staircase and a public park outside.
  • Natural reserve of Baragge

Twin towns[edit]


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