Nichelino

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Nichelino
Comune di Nichelino
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi
Coat of arms of Nichelino
Coat of arms
Location of Nichelino
Nichelino is located in Italy
Nichelino
Nichelino
Location of Nichelino in Italy
Nichelino is located in Piedmont
Nichelino
Nichelino
Nichelino (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°39′E / 45.000°N 7.650°E / 45.000; 7.650Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°39′E / 45.000°N 7.650°E / 45.000; 7.650
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniStupinigi
Government
 • MayorGiampiero Tolardo
Area
 • Total20.56 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
Elevation
229 m (751 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total47,760
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nichelinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10042
Dialing code011
Patron saintSt. Matthew
Saint daySeptember 21
WebsiteOfficial website

Nichelino is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 8 kilometres (5 miles) southwest of Turin.

Trinity Church.

Nichelino borders the following municipalities: Turin, Orbassano, Beinasco, Moncalieri, Candiolo, and Vinovo.

History[edit]

In 1559 Nichelino was a fief of the Ussel (Occelli) family, becoming a county in 1564. In the late 17th century it has some 400 inhabitants, mostly working as peasants. In 1854, when it had some 1,700 inhabitants, the first train station was built in the town. The population remained nearly stable until the mid-20th century, when a huge immigration flow from southern Italy had it increase from the c. 15,000 of 1961 to the some 45,000 of 1971.

Main sights[edit]

The frazione of Stupinigi houses the famous Palazzina di Stupinigi, part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The castle, also known as Palazzo Occelli (1565), is also notable.

Twin towns[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.

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