Rovasenda is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Vercelli. As of 31 December 2020, it had a population of 9,025 and an area of 29.3 square kilometres (11.3 sq mi).[3]

Comune di Rovasenda
Location of Rovasenda
Rovasenda is located in Italy
Location of Rovasenda in Italy
Rovasenda is located in Piedmont
Rovasenda (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°32′N 8°19′E / 45.533°N 8.317°E / 45.533; 8.317Coordinates: 45°32′N 8°19′E / 45.533°N 8.317°E / 45.533; 8.317
ProvinceProvince of Vercelli (VC)
 • Total29.3 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total1,010
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0161
WebsiteOfficial website

Rovasenda borders the following municipalities: Arborio, Brusnengo, Buronzo, Gattinara, Ghislarengo, Lenta, Masserano, Roasio, and San Giacomo Vercellese.


medieval castle

The territory of the comune of Rovasenda is enclosed in the alta pianura vercellese (high plain of Vercelli, also known as Baraggia). The land is levelled, with a slight inclination from north to the south. Its altitude varies from 259 to 199 m above sea level.; the Comune is about 9 km from north to south and 5 km from east to west. It borders Roasio e Gattinara to the north, Lenta, Ghislarengo e Arborio to the east, San Giacomo Vercellese and Buronzo to the south and Masserano and Brusnengo to the west, which form part of the province of Biella.
The comune's territory comprises the Rovasenda stream as well as the Marchiazza stream, which marks part of its eastern boundary. Numerous irrigation canals supply the surrounding rice paddies with water; among these, the Roggia del Marchese (also known as Roggia Marchionale) is the most noteworthy.
Most of the settlements are found within the main administrative division (capoluogo), surrounded by vast rice fields speckled with sparse, secluded farmhouses; aside from the capoluogo there are no divisions of relevant size.[4]
Rovasenda is located at the crossroads of two railway lines (the Santhià-Arona railway and the Biella-Novara railway) by which it can be accessed; oddly enough the town has two separate yet adjacent railway stations (the Rovasenda and Rovasenda Alta railway stations, on the Biella-Novara and the Santhià-Arona railway lines respectively).

Demographic evolutionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0) della Regione Piemonte – 2007

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