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Comune di Salasco
Salasco is located in Italy
Location of Salasco in Italy
Coordinates: 45°20′N 8°16′E / 45.333°N 8.267°E / 45.333; 8.267Coordinates: 45°20′N 8°16′E / 45.333°N 8.267°E / 45.333; 8.267
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni Selve
 • Mayor Doriano Bertolone
 • Total 12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population (December 2004)
 • Total 240
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Salaschesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13040
Dialing code 0161
Patron saint Saint James the Greater
Website Official website

Salasco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Turin and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Vercelli. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 240 and an area of 12.1 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Salasco contains the frazione Selve, a typical cascina a corte of the Vercellese rice paddy fields landscape.

Salasco borders the following municipalities: Crova, Lignana, Sali Vercellese, San Germano Vercellese, and Vercelli.

Selve, together with the nearby Tenuta Veneria (comune of Lignana), was a filming location for Bitter Rice, a 1949 neorealistic movie starring Silvana Mangano and Vittorio Gassman.[2]

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Comune di Salasco" (in Italian). Retrieved 20 January 2013.