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Comune di Ostana
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Ostana is located in Italy
Location of Ostana in Italy
Coordinates: 44°42′N 7°11′E / 44.700°N 7.183°E / 44.700; 7.183
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Cuneo (CN)
 • Mayor Giacomo Lombardo
 • Total 16.8 km2 (6.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 74
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ostanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12030
Dialing code 0175

Ostana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Cuneo. Its population has been declining and in January 2016 it celebrated its first baby since the 1980s.[2]

Ostana borders the following municipalities: Bagnolo Piemonte, Barge, Crissolo, Oncino, and Paesana.

The Ostana Prize[edit]

Every year at the beginning of the June, the city hosts the Ostana Prize - Writings in the Mother Tongue [in Italian: Ostana Premio Scritture in Lingua Madre]. It is an annual prize and cultural initiative organized by the Municipality of Ostana and by the Cultural Association Chambra d'Oc. It is dedicated to languages and to literary authors who use a "mother tongue", a present-day minority language of territorial belonging, in their works. The event began in 2008 and is held in Ostana, a municipality in the Valle Po (Italy), every year at the beginning of June. It is open to the public with free admission.[3][4][5][6]

Notable events[edit]

In January 2016, the town welcomed its first baby in 28 years.[7][8]


  1. ^ Data from ISTAT
  2. ^ "Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years". BBC News. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tutto pronto per l'ottava edizione del "Premio Ostana"". Targatocn.it. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  4. ^ Trento, Agenzia di Comunicazione Archimede -. "XVIII Premio Ostana alle lingue madri - Terre di savoia". www.visitterredeisavoia.it. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Dalla lingua Yoruba allo shar-chicham, nel borgo occitano di Ostana un festival per salvare le lingue minori". L'Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  6. ^ d'Oc, Chambra. "Il Premio Ostana 2016 si avvia a diventare un festival dei diritti linguistici delle lingue resistenti ed emergenti". www.chambradoc.it. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Italian town of Ostana hails first baby in 28 years". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  8. ^ "For the first time in 28 years, a baby has been born in this Italian town". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-08.