Turbigo

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Turbigo

Torbigh  (Lombard)
Comune di Turbigo
Coat of arms of Turbigo
Coat of arms
Location of Turbigo
Turbigo is located in Italy
Turbigo
Turbigo
Location of Turbigo in Italy
Turbigo is located in Lombardy
Turbigo
Turbigo
Turbigo (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°32′N 8°44′E / 45.533°N 8.733°E / 45.533; 8.733
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
Metropolitan cityMilan (MI)
Government
 • MayorLaura Mira Bonomi
Area
 • Total8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation
146 m (479 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2007[2])[3]
 • Total7,413
 • Density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Turbighesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20029
Dialing code0331

Turbigo (Milanese: Torbigh [turˈbiːk]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Milan, along the Naviglio Grande canal. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,486 and an area of 8.5 square kilometres (3.3 sq mi).

Turbigo borders the following municipalities: Castano Primo, Cameri, Robecchetto con Induno, Galliate. It is the birthplace of naturalist Giuseppe Gené.

It is home to a medieval castle, known from the 9th century and perhaps built around a Roman tower, and to church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (1639–40). Also from the 17th century is a bridge over the Naviglio Grande.

On 3 June 1859, Turbigo was the site of the Battle of Turbigo, a battle of the Second Italian War of Independence. Franco-Piedmontese troops crossed the Ticino via a pontoon bridge to occupy the town. The battle is commemorated in the name of rue de Turbigo, a Paris street.

The thermal power station Turbigo

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.