Savigliano

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Savigliano
Città di Savigliano
Savigliano-palazzo Taffini D'Acceglio.jpg
Coat of arms of Savigliano
Coat of arms
Location of Savigliano
Savigliano is located in Italy
Savigliano
Savigliano
Location of Savigliano in Italy
Savigliano is located in Piedmont
Savigliano
Savigliano
Savigliano (Piedmont)
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
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
FrazioniApparizione, 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
 • MayorGiulio Ambroggio
Area
 • Total110.79 km2 (42.78 sq mi)
Elevation
321 m (1,053 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total21,526
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saviglianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12038
Dialing code0172
Patron saintSt. Sebastian
Saint dayAugust 19
WebsiteOfficial 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.

Main sights[edit]

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.

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Savigliano". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 242.

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