San Benigno Canavese

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San Benigno Canavese
Comune di San Benigno Canavese
The Ricetto gate.
The Ricetto gate.
Coat of arms of San Benigno Canavese
Coat of arms
Location of San Benigno Canavese
San Benigno Canavese is located in Italy
San Benigno Canavese
San Benigno Canavese
Location of San Benigno Canavese in Italy
San Benigno Canavese is located in Piedmont
San Benigno Canavese
San Benigno Canavese
San Benigno Canavese (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°13′26″N 7°46′57″E / 45.22389°N 7.78250°E / 45.22389; 7.78250Coordinates: 45°13′26″N 7°46′57″E / 45.22389°N 7.78250°E / 45.22389; 7.78250
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniCascina Mure, Cascina Bruciata
Government
 • MayorMaura Geminiani
Area
 • Total22.23 km2 (8.58 sq mi)
Elevation
194 m (636 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,044
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sambenignesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10080
Dialing code011
Patron saintSan Tiburzio
Saint dayJuly 14
WebsiteOfficial website

San Benigno Canavese (Piedmontese: San Balègn) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 km northeast of Turin, whose territory is bordered by the Malone and Orco rivers.

Main sights[edit]

  • Fruttuaria Abbey (founded in 1003). Of the original Romanesque edifice, only the bell tower remains today.
  • Griffons Mosaic, considered amongst the most notable example of mosaic art in Piedmont.
  • Ricetto ("Fortified store", 15th century), of which one of the three gates and a corner tower are visible today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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