Cuorgnè

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Cuorgnè
Comune di Cuorgnè
Panorama from Belmonte sanctuary
Panorama from Belmonte sanctuary
Coat of arms of Cuorgnè
Coat of arms
Location of Cuorgnè
Cuorgnè is located in Italy
Cuorgnè
Cuorgnè
Location of Cuorgnè in Italy
Cuorgnè is located in Piedmont
Cuorgnè
Cuorgnè
Cuorgnè (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°23′N 7°39′E / 45.383°N 7.650°E / 45.383; 7.650
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniPriacco, Ronchi Maddalena, Ronchi San Bernardo, Salto, Sant'Anna di Campore
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Pezzetto
Area
 • Total19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation
414 m (1,358 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
 • Total9,743
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cuorgnatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10082
Dialing code0124
Patron saintMadonna della Rivassola
WebsiteOfficial website

Cuorgnè (Italian pronunciation: [kworˈɲɛ]; Piedmontese: Corgnè [kʊrˈɲɛ] or Coergnè [kwərˈɲɛ]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin.

Cuorgnè is located at the mouth of the Orco Valley, and borders the following municipalities: Castellamonte, Pont Canavese, Borgiallo, Chiesanuova, Alpette, San Colombano Belmonte, Canischio, Valperga, and Prascorsano.

Curgné originated in the Middle Ages after the ancient town of Canava was destroyed by a flood of the Orco River (1030). Later it was held by Arduin of Ivrea's descendants, and, later, by the House of Savoy. It received the status of city in 1932. Sights include the Archaeological Museum of Canavese (with findings from the nearby area, in particular from the Neolithic Age) and the Sacro Monte di Belmonte, located a few kilometers outside the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical instituteIstat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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