Orsara Bormida

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Orsara Bormida
Comune di Orsara Bormida
Coat of arms of Orsara Bormida
Coat of arms
Orsara Bormida is located in Italy
Orsara Bormida
Orsara Bormida
Location of Orsara Bormida in Italy
Coordinates: 44°41′25″N 8°33′45″E / 44.69028°N 8.56250°E / 44.69028; 8.56250
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni San Quirico, Moglia, Piano, Uvallare
 • Mayor Giuseppe Ricci
 • Total 5.14 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (Dec. 2005[1])
 • Total 420
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Orsaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15010
Dialing code 0144
Patron saint St. Martin of Tours
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Orsara Bormida is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Turin and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Alessandria, on the right bank of river Bormida.

Orsara Bormida borders the following municipalities: Montaldo Bormida, Morsasco, Rivalta Bormida, Strevi, and Trisobbio. It lies in a territory which was occupied by a forest; only from the 13th century agriculture took possession of the area. It was a fief of the Malaspina family until 1530. It is home to a castle, built in the 11th century.


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

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