Savigliano

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Savigliano
Comune
Città di Savigliano
Savigliano-palazzo Taffini D'Acceglio.jpg
Coat of arms of Savigliano
Coat of arms
Savigliano is located in Italy
Savigliano
Savigliano
Location of Savigliano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°39′N 7°38′E / 44.650°N 7.633°E / 44.650; 7.633Coordinates: 44°39′N 7°38′E / 44.650°N 7.633°E / 44.650; 7.633
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Apparizione, Braida, Canavere Alte, Canavere Basse, Cascina Due Porte, Cavallotta, Ex Ferriera, Martinetto-Consolata, Oropa, Palazzo, Rigrasso, San Salvatore, Sanità, Solere, Suniglia, Tetti Roccia, Tetti Vigna
Government
 • Mayor Giulio Ambroggio
Area
 • Total 110.79 km2 (42.78 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total 21,526
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Saviglianesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 12038
Dialing code 0172
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day August 19
Website Official website

Savigliano (Savijan in Piedmontese) is a comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the Province of Cuneo, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Turin by rail.

It is home to ironworks, foundries, locomotive works (once owned by Fiat Ferroviaria, now by Alstom) and silk manufactures, as well as sugar factories, printing works and cocoon-raising establishments.

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Savigliano retains some traces of its ancient walls, demolished in 1707, and has a collegiate church (S. Andrea, in its present form comparatively modern), and a triumphal arch erected in honour of the marriage of Charles Emmanuel I with Infanta Catherine of Austrian Spain.

There is also a train museum exhibiting numerous Italian past trains and locomotives.

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