Santhià

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Santhià
Comune
Comune di Santhià
View of the Castle of Vettigné
View of the Castle of Vettigné
Santhià is located in Italy
Santhià
Santhià
Location of Santhià in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°10′E / 45.367°N 8.167°E / 45.367; 8.167
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni Bosafarinera
Vettigné
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Cappuccio (Impegno per Santhià)
Area
 • Total 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Population (31 July 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,936
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santhiatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13048
Dialing code 0161
Patron saint St. Agatha
Saint day February 5
Website Official website

Santhià (Italian pronunciation: [sanˈtja]; Piedmontese: Santià or Santcià) 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 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Vercelli.

Santhià is well known for its historic carnival named the Carnevale Storico di Santhià since the 14th century. The medieval castle of Vettigné, located within the communal territory, was built (perhaps over a pre-existing structure) in the 15th century.

Ugo Nespolo, notable Piedmontese artist, was made an honorary citizen of Santhià on Saturday 31 March 2012.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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