Nibbiola

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Nibbiola
Comune di Nibbiola
Castle in Nibbiola
Castle in Nibbiola
Coat of arms of Nibbiola
Coat of arms
Location of Nibbiola
Nibbiola is located in Italy
Nibbiola
Nibbiola
Location of Nibbiola in Italy
Nibbiola is located in Piedmont
Nibbiola
Nibbiola
Nibbiola (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°40′E / 45.367°N 8.667°E / 45.367; 8.667Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°40′E / 45.367°N 8.667°E / 45.367; 8.667
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceNovara (NO)
FrazioniCascina Castellana, Cascina Caldare, Cascina Gambarera, Cascina Montarsello, Cascina La Valle, Cascina Romagnolo, Cascina Dossi, Cascina Pascoli, Cascina Vicaria
Government
 • MayorMario Anselmo
Area
 • Total11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation
133 m (436 ft)
Population
(Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total762
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nibbiolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28070
Dialing code0321
Patron saintSt. Catherine

Nibbiola (Piedmontese: Nibiola) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Turin and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southeast of Novara.

Nibbiola borders the following municipalities: Garbagna Novarese, Granozzo con Monticello, Novara, Terdobbiate, and Vespolate.

History[edit]

The area of Nibbiola was inhabited in ancient times, as attested by archaeological findings (necropolis). it is mentioned however only in 902 AD.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Castle, erected in 1198 by the commune's consuls, the Graciano of San Vittore. It was renovate in the 15th century. Built in brickwork, it has in the entrance side two corner towers and a central one, with a still-working draw-bridge. In the central court a Giardinone ("Big Garden") was added when the castle became a residence.
  • Church of San Vittore is modern, on the site of an edifice of the 11th century destroyed in the early 19th century.
  • Church of Santa Maria (16th century), located outside the town.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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