La Morra

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La Morra
Comune di La Morra
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Location of La Morra
La Morra is located in Italy
La Morra
La Morra
Location of La Morra in Italy
La Morra is located in Piedmont
La Morra
La Morra
La Morra (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°38′N 7°56′E / 44.633°N 7.933°E / 44.633; 7.933Coordinates: 44°38′N 7°56′E / 44.633°N 7.933°E / 44.633; 7.933
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
FrazioniAnnunziata, Santa Maria, Rivalta, Berri
Government
 • MayorMarialuisa Ascheri
Area
 • Total24.17 km2 (9.33 sq mi)
Elevation
513 m (1,683 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,781
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lamorresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12064
Dialing code0173
WebsiteOfficial website

La Morra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Cuneo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,668 and an area of 24.3 square kilometres (9.4 sq mi).[3]

The municipality of La Morra contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Annunziata, Santa Maria, Rivalta, and Berri.

La Morra borders the following municipalities: Alba, Barolo, Bra, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Narzole, Roddi, and Verduno.

History[edit]

La Morra originated as Murra (Latin: "sheep fencing"), a village built in the Roman era by the nearby town of Alba Pompeia. In 1631 it became a possession of the House of Savoy.

Long a major wine growing region, it was illegal in La Morra to cut down a Nebbiolo vine. The penalties for this offense ranged from a fine, to having a hand amputated to hanging.[4]

Panoramic view of La Morra from the bell tower

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.
  4. ^ O. Clarke Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 157 Harcourt Books 2001 ISBN 0-15-100714-4

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