Pecetto di Valenza

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Pecetto di Valenza
Comune di Pecetto di Valenza
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Coat of arms of Pecetto di Valenza
Coat of arms
Location of Pecetto di Valenza
Pecetto di Valenza is located in Italy
Pecetto di Valenza
Pecetto di Valenza
Location of Pecetto di Valenza in Italy
Pecetto di Valenza is located in Piedmont
Pecetto di Valenza
Pecetto di Valenza
Pecetto di Valenza (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°59′27″N 8°40′19″E / 44.99083°N 8.67194°E / 44.99083; 8.67194
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
FrazioniGasparini, Molina, Pellizzari
Government
 • MayorFlavio Vittorio De Stefani
Area
 • Total11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total1,230
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pecettesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15040
Dialing code0131
Patron saintSaint Remigius [4]
Saint dayFirst Sunday in October
Websitewww.comune.pecettodivalenza.al.it

Pecetto di Valenza (Apsèj in Piedmontese) is a commune of the Province of Alessandria in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy with a population of 1282 (December 2008 estimate). It is south of the river Po, and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of the provincial capital of Alessandria, on an eastern spur of the hills of the Basso Monferrato. The commune’s neighbours are Alessandria, Bassignana, Montecastello, Pietra Marazzi, and Valenza.[2][5]

The municipal boundaries enclose an area of 11.5 square kilometres (4.4 sq mi) that ranges in elevation from 85 to 261 metres (279 to 856 ft) above sea level and is predominantly agricultural in character: the economy is largely based on the cultivation of cereals and grapes. Four distinct settlements are identified in the Statuto comunale as "historically recognised by the community"; these were also the four designated places for the 2001 census. Pecetto di Valenza itself, which stands at 212 metres (696 ft) above sea level and is the capoluogo of the commune, was the most populous with 499 of the commune’s 1,312 inhabitants. Pellizzari, at 407 metres (1,335 ft), had a population of 120. Gasperini, at 192 metres (630 ft), had 30 inhabitants and Molina, at 171 metres (561 ft), 16. A further 360 residents, 27 percent of the total, were counted in isolated dwellings such as farmhouses.[2][5][6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Elenco comuni italiani 30 ottobre 2009 (Excel spreadsheet file), Istat, 2009.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Comune di Pecetto di Valenza: Storia: l’Economia.
  5. ^ a b ‘Pecetto di Valenza’, Alessandria – 190 comuni: Monferrato e oltre, Provincia di Alessandria: Dipartimento Economia e Sviluppo.
  6. ^ Statuto comunale, Comune di Pecetto di Valenza. [Not dated, but 1990s.
  7. ^ ‘Popolazione residente - Alessandria (dettaglio loc. abitate)’, 2001 Census, Istat.
  8. ^ ‘Uomini illustri: Giuseppe Borsalino’, Comune di Pecetto di Valenza.