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Cortazzone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Turin and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Asti.

Cortazzone
Comune di Cortazzone
Vista di Cortazzone.jpg
Coat of arms of Cortazzone
Coat of arms
Location of Cortazzone
Cortazzone is located in Italy
Cortazzone
Cortazzone
Location of Cortazzone in Italy
Cortazzone is located in Piedmont
Cortazzone
Cortazzone
Cortazzone (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°59′N 8°4′E / 44.983°N 8.067°E / 44.983; 8.067
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAsti (AT)
FrazioniBriccarello, Mongiglietto, Valmezzana, Vanara
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Chiara
Area
 • Total10.33 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total640
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cortazzonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
14010
Dialing code0141
WebsiteOfficial website
The Romanesque Church of San Secondo at Mongiglietto Hill.

Main sightsEdit

The Romanesque church of San Secondo di Cortazzone is located on the hill of the last, about a kilometre west of the main centre of population. Dating from the 11th century, it is regarded as one of the most significant examples of medieval architecture in the Basso Monferrato. It is included in a well known tourist route called "Percorso del Romanico Astigiano" together with Vezzolano Abbey and San Nazario & Celso chapel in Montechiaro d'Asti, among others.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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