Pecetto di Valenza

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Pecetto di Valenza
Comune di Pecetto di Valenza
Coat of arms of Pecetto di Valenza
Coat of arms
Pecetto di Valenza is located in Italy
Pecetto di Valenza
Pecetto di Valenza
Location of Pecetto di Valenza in Italy
Coordinates: 44°59′27″N 8°40′19″E / 44.99083°N 8.67194°E / 44.99083; 8.67194
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Gasparini, Molina, Pellizzari
 • Mayor Flavio Vittorio De Stefani
 • Total 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 212 m (696 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,282
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pecettesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15040
Dialing code 0131
Patron saint Saint Remigius [2]
Saint day First Sunday in October

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.[1][3]

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.[1][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Elenco comuni italiani 30 ottobre 2009 (Excel spreadsheet file), Istat, 2009.
  2. ^ Comune di Pecetto di Valenza: Storia: l’Economia.
  3. ^ a b ‘Pecetto di Valenza’, Alessandria – 190 comuni: Monferrato e oltre, Provincia di Alessandria: Dipartimento Economia e Sviluppo.
  4. ^ Statuto comunale, Comune di Pecetto di Valenza. [Not dated, but 1990s.
  5. ^ ‘Popolazione residente - Alessandria (dettaglio loc. abitate)’, 2001 Census, Istat.
  6. ^ ‘Uomini illustri: Giuseppe Borsalino’, Comune di Pecetto di Valenza.