Gazzaniga

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Gazzaniga
Comune di Gazzaniga
View of the frazione Orezzo
View of the frazione Orezzo
Coat of arms of Gazzaniga
Coat of arms
Location of Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga is located in Italy
Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga
Location of Gazzaniga in Italy
Gazzaniga is located in Lombardy
Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°E / 45.800; 9.833Coordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°E / 45.800; 9.833
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBergamo (BG)
FrazioniMasserini, Orezzo
Government
 • MayorMarco Masserini
Area
 • Total14.41 km2 (5.56 sq mi)
Elevation
386 m (1,266 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,058
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gazzanighesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
24025
Dialing code035
Patron saintSt. Hyppolite of Rome
Saint dayAugust 13
The Briolini mausoleum

Gazzaniga (Bergamasque: Gagianiga or Gazanega) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Milan and 18 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of Bergamo.

Gazzaniga borders the following municipalities: Albino, Aviatico, Cene, Cornalba, Costa di Serina, Fiorano al Serio, Vertova.

History[edit]

Traces of human presence in the Bronze Age have been found in Gazzaniga. The first document attesting the existence of a burgh (castle) dates from 476 AD, when the Barbarian king Odoacer ransacked it. In the Middle Ages Gazzaniga was part of the Confederazione de Honio together with neighbouring communes; in 1397 Gazzaniga was destroyed by the Ghibellines, and again by the Guelphs in the next year.

Later Gazzaniga was in the possession of the Republic of Venice. In 1629 Gazzaniga suffered from a plague.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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