Roppolo

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Roppolo
Comune di Roppolo
Roppolo seen from its castle.
Roppolo seen from its castle.
Coat of arms of Roppolo
Coat of arms
Location of Roppolo
Roppolo is located in Italy
Roppolo
Roppolo
Location of Roppolo in Italy
Roppolo is located in Piedmont
Roppolo
Roppolo
Roppolo (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°4′E / 45.417°N 8.067°E / 45.417; 8.067
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceBiella (BI)
FrazioniBabò, Borgata Salomone, Castello, Comuna di Roppolo, Morzano, Peverano, Pioglio, San Vitale
Government
 • MayorGiorgio Boltri
Area
 • Total8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Elevation
307 m (1,007 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total934
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
13883
Dialing code0161

Roppolo is a municipality in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Biella.

Roppolo is located on the southern slopes of Ivrea glacial ridge, west to the Lake of Viverone. It borders the following municipalities: Alice Castello, Cavaglià, Cerrione, Dorzano, Salussola, Viverone, Zimone.

The hamlet is mentioned for the first time in a 936 AD document. It is home to a castle, largely built during the 14th century. Economy is based on the production of wine and kiwifruit.

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.