Spigno Monferrato

Spigno Monferrato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Alessandria.

Spigno Monferrato
Comune di Spigno Monferrato
One of the many narrow streets in the village.jpg
Coat of arms of Spigno Monferrato
Location of Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato is located in Italy
Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato
Location of Spigno Monferrato in Italy
Spigno Monferrato is located in Piedmont
Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato
Spigno Monferrato (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°32′39″N 8°20′6″E / 44.54417°N 8.33500°E / 44.54417; 8.33500
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAlessandria (AL)
FrazioniMontaldo, Rocchetta, Squaneto, Turpino.[1]
Government
 • MayorMauro Garbarino
Area
 • Total54.86 km2 (21.18 sq mi)
Elevation
217 m (712 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017[3])[4]
 • Total1,015
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Spignesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
15018
Dialing code0144
Patron saintSt. Ambrose
Saint day7 December
WebsiteOfficial website
The lake of S. Lorenzo

HistoryEdit

The land of Spigno was owned by the Count of Sales, an illegitimate brother of Victor Amadeus II of Savoy. It had previously been a fiefdom of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1730 he married morganatically to Anna Canalis di Cumiana, who was created the Marchioness of Spigno in her own right.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Comune di Spigno Monferrato (2004), Frazioni
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.
  4. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.