Cossato is a municipality in the province of Biella, Italy, in the northwest part of Piedmont, 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) east of Biella. It has a population of about 14,804 and it spreads over an area of 27,74 km², which makes it the second largest town in the Province of Biella. It is crossed by the Strona di Mosso stream.

Comune di Cossato
The Parrocchia dell'Assunta.
Coat of arms of Cossato
Location of Cossato
Cossato is located in Italy
Location of Cossato in Italy
Cossato is located in Piedmont
Cossato (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°34′N 08°10′E / 45.567°N 8.167°E / 45.567; 8.167
ProvinceBiella (BI)
FrazioniBertinotto, Castellazzo, Castellengo, Cerro, Lavino, Lorazzo, Masseria, Monteferrario, Parlamento, Ronco, Spolina
 • MayorEnrico Moggio
 • Total27 km2 (10 sq mi)
257 m (843 ft)
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total14,743[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code015
Patron saintAssumption of Mary
Saint dayAugust 15
WebsiteOfficial website


The city is the second largest town in the province of Biella by population and economic importance. It has an urban development that follows the direction of the major roads: the center is along the Biella-Gattinara former state road, while numerous frazioni are scattered along the road to Mottalciata baraggivo plateau and the hills towards Quaregna, Lessona and Valle Mosso.

Main sightsEdit

Church of SS. Peter and Paul
  • Parish dedicated to the Assumption, built before 1000. It was rebuilt in 1614 after the collapse, which occurred two years before.
  • Castle Castellengo, on the edge of the Baragge of Candelo.
  • Church of SS. Peter and Paul, near the Castellengo Castle. medieval building restored over the years with the addition of different styles.
  • Villa Ranzoni, eighteenth-century building houses the Municipal Library.
  • Villa Fecia, building belonging to Fecia accounts of Cossato including a large park and a church, the Oratory of Santa Margherita (in medieval style).
  • Villa Berlanghino, in the neoclassical style. It is a large building with a wooden staircase and a public park outside.
  • Natural reserve of Baragge


List of mayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end Party
Sergio Scaramal 1994 2004 Centre-left
Ermanno Bianchetto 2004 2009 Centre-left
Claudio Corradino 2009 2019 Lega Nord
Enrico Moggio 2019 Incumbent Civic

Twin townsEdit


  1. ^ Municipality of COSSATO Urbistat
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.