San Mauro Torinese

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San Mauro Torinese
Comune di San Mauro Torinese
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Coat of arms of San Mauro Torinese
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Location of San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese is located in Italy
San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese
Location of San Mauro Torinese in Italy
San Mauro Torinese is located in Piedmont
San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°06′N 07°46′E / 45.100°N 7.767°E / 45.100; 7.767Coordinates: 45°06′N 07°46′E / 45.100°N 7.767°E / 45.100; 7.767
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniOltre Po, Cascina del Mulino, Pescarito, Pescatori, Sambuy, Sant'Anna
Government
 • MayorMarco Bongiovanni (Five Star Movement)
Area
 • Total12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation
211 m (692 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total19,048
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanmauresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10099
Dialing code011
ISTAT code001249
Patron saintSt. Peter
Saint dayApril 7
WebsiteOfficial website

San Mauro Torinese is an Italian comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piemont region. It is bordered by the territories of Settimo Torinese, Castiglione Torinese, Turin, and Baldissero Torinese.

History[edit]

The first written record of Pulchra Rada (the ancient name for San Mauro, which in Latin means "beautiful beach and/or port" - on the Po river) dates from 4 May 991.[3] On that day Anselmo (at the time the ruler of Montferrat) gave the order to rebuild a Benedictine monastery, erected originally above a pre-existing ancient Roman settlement, that had been destroyed by a Saracen invasion.

The abbey became especially prosperous in the 12th century, after which it started to decline due to the continuous strife between the bordering Marquisate of Montferrat and Duchy of Savoy. In 1474 it was therefore suppressed and turned into in commendam. The way was owned by the Benedictinese until 1603, when it was transferred to secular clergy. The convent was suppressed again by Pope Pius VI in 1803.

Bridge Victor Emmanuel III, connecting San Mauro to Bertolla, locally known as ponte vecchio (old bridge), was inaugurated on 8 September 1912.[3]

Main sights[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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. ^ a b "Comune di San Mauro Torinese - La Storia". www.comune.sanmaurotorinese.to.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-02-21.

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