Villanova Monferrato

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Villanova Monferrato
Comune
Comune di Villanova Monferrato
Coat of arms of Villanova Monferrato
Coat of arms
Villanova Monferrato is located in Italy
Villanova Monferrato
Villanova Monferrato
Location of Villanova Monferrato in Italy
Coordinates: 45°11′N 8°29′E / 45.183°N 8.483°E / 45.183; 8.483
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Cabiati
Area
 • Total 16.6 km2 (6.4 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 1,775
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym Villanovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15030
Dialing code 0142
Patron saint St. Emilianus
Saint day July 16
Website Official website

Villanova Monferrato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Turin and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Alessandria and about 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Vercelli. Located in the plain to the left of the Po, it the most northerly comune in the province, and borders on the comuni of Caresana, Motta de' Conti, Rive, and Stroppiana in the Vercelli, as well as those of Balzola and Casale Monferrato in the Province of Alessandria.

Notable buildings include the 19th-century parish church of Sant'Emiliano, the oratory of the confraternity of San Michele, and the town hall which contains a painting by Pier Francesco Guala depicting the Virgin and Child and the saints Emilian and Bernardino of Siena.

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