Santià / Santcià (Piedmontese)
|Comune di Santhià|
View of the Castle of Vettigné
|• Mayor||Angelo Cappuccio|
|• Total||53.13 km2 (20.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
(30 December 2013)
|• Density||160/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Agatha|
|Saint day||February 5|
Santhià (Italian pronunciation: [sanˈtja]; Piedmontese: Santià [saŋˈtjɑ] or Santcià [saŋˈtʃɑ]) 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 hoem to a historic carnival named the Carnevale Storico di Santhià, held since the 14th century.
- Castle of Vettigné, built starting from the 15th century.
- Romanesque-Neoclassic collegiate church of Sant'Agata, built from the 11th century. It includes a 12th-century Romanesque crypt.
- Jacques-Germain Chaudes-Aigues (1814–1847), French journalist and literary critic, was born in Santhià.
- Ugo Nespolo, artist, was made an honorary citizen of Santhià on Saturday 31 March 2012.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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