Santena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsantena]; Piedmontese: Santna) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Turin on the right bank of the Po.

Santena
Comune di Santena
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Coat of arms of Santena
Location of Santena
Santena is located in Italy
Santena
Santena
Location of Santena in Italy
Santena is located in Piedmont
Santena
Santena
Santena (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°57′N 7°47′E / 44.950°N 7.783°E / 44.950; 7.783
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniCarolina, Case Nuove, Gamenario, Luserna, San Salvà, Tetti Agostino, Tetti Busso, Tetti Giro
Government
 • MayorUgo Baldi
Area
 • Total16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation
237 m (778 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[2]
 • Total10,788
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
DemonymSantenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10026
Dialing code011
Patron saintSaint Lawrence
Saint day10 August
WebsiteOfficial website

The frazione of Gamenario is known for the Battle of Gamenario, fought on 22 April 1345 between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. Sights include the castle, built by Carlo Ottavio Benso in 1712–20. It houses furnitures and memories of the families who lived there, including a vase donated by Napoleon III of France to Camillo Benso, Conte di Cavour in 1856. Nearby is a 23-hectare (57-acre) English landscape garden built under Cavour's father, Michele Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Benso, 4th Marquess of Cavour (1781-1850), in the early 18th century.

Santena borders the following municipalities: Chieri, Cambiano, Trofarello, Poirino, and Villastellone.

Heritage and cultureEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Since 2015, Santena is joined as a sister city with the following cities:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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