San Nazzaro Sesia

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San Nazzaro Sesia
Comune di San Nazzaro Sesia
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Coat of arms of San Nazzaro Sesia
Coat of arms
Location of San Nazzaro Sesia
San Nazzaro Sesia is located in Italy
San Nazzaro Sesia
San Nazzaro Sesia
Location of San Nazzaro Sesia in Italy
San Nazzaro Sesia is located in Piedmont
San Nazzaro Sesia
San Nazzaro Sesia
San Nazzaro Sesia (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°26′N 8°25′E / 45.433°N 8.417°E / 45.433; 8.417
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceNovara (NO)
Government
 • MayorStefano Zanzola
Area
 • Total11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2009[2])[3]
 • Total712
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sannazaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28060
Dialing code0321

San Nazzaro Sesia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Novara.

San Nazzaro Sesia borders the following municipalities: Albano Vercellese, Biandrate, Casalbeltrame, Casalvolone, Greggio, Oldenico, Recetto, and Villata. It is home to the Abbey of San Nazzaro e Celso, one of the most important Romanesque complexes in Piedmont. From 1429 to 1467 the Abbot was Antonio Barbavara who made many improvements to the Abbey and surrounding lands. Mark Knowles argues that Antonio Barbavara was the author of the world famous Voynich manuscript.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.