Orbassano

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Orbassano
Comune di Orbassano
Skyline of Orbassano
Location of Orbassano
Orbassano is located in Italy
Orbassano
Orbassano
Location of Orbassano in Italy
Orbassano is located in Piedmont
Orbassano
Orbassano
Orbassano (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°32′E / 45.000°N 7.533°E / 45.000; 7.533Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°32′E / 45.000°N 7.533°E / 45.000; 7.533
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniTetti Valfrè, Gonzole
Government
 • MayorCinzia Maria Bosso
Area
 • Total22.21 km2 (8.58 sq mi)
Elevation
273 m (896 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total23,365
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orbassanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10043
Dialing code011
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website

Orbassano is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 13 kilometres (8 miles) southwest of Turin.

Orbassano borders the following municipalities: Turin, Rivoli, Rivalta di Torino, Beinasco, Nichelino, Volvera, Candiolo, None.

History[edit]

The known origins of the city date back to the Roman conquest of Cisalpine Gaul, evidenced by two Imperial era tombstones found here in the second half of the nineteenth century.

By the end of the first millennium, Orbassano was among the lands of the Margrave of Susa, but in 1029 it found itself sold by Manfredi to the new Abbey of San Giusto in Susa. Shortly thereafter, in 1035, some of the land came into the possession of the Diocese of Turin. In the twelfth century Orbassano came under the control of its northern neighbours the Lords of Rivalta, the Orsini family.

People[edit]

Sonia Gandhi was raised here, although she was born in Lusiana, near Vicenza.

Twin towns[edit]

Orbassano is twinned with:

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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