Collegno

Collegno (Italian pronunciation: [kolˈleɲɲo]; Piedmontese: Colegn [kʊˈlɛɲ] (listen)) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 9 kilometres (6 miles) west of Turin.

Collegno

Colegn  (Piedmontese)
Comune di Collegno
The Leumann Village in Collegno.

Coat of arms
Location of Collegno
Collegno
Location of Collegno in Italy
Collegno
Collegno (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°5′N 7°35′E
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniBorgata Paradiso Di Collegno, Leumann, Regina Margherita, Savonera, Baricalla, Basse Dora, Bergera, Campo Sportivo, Gay, Provvidenza, Ricovero Provinciale[1]
Government
  MayorFrancesco Casciano
Area
  Total18.10 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
Elevation
302 m (991 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2018)[3]
  Total49,686
  Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Collegnese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10093
Dialing code011
WebsiteOfficial website

It occupies an alluvial plain at the end of the Val di Susa, between Rivoli and Turin, at the foot of Monte Musinè. The terminal course of the Dora Riparia flows in its territory.

History

Collegno originated as a Roman mansio 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Turin, known as Quintum Collegium (hence the modern name). Ancient findings from the area are now in the Museum of Antiquities in Turin.

Curious Facts

3 to 8 July 2017, the sport hall PalaCollegno guested the troops of "Sport Crime", the first sport based international TV series ever, including main character and sport personalities Daniela Scalia and Luca Tramontin, and other basket celebrities, like former Italian ace Alessandro Abbio.

International relations

Collegno is twinned with:[4]

See also

References

  1. http://www.tuttitalia.it/piemonte/25-collegno/14-amministrazione/
  2. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Population data from Istat
  4. "Città gemellate". comune.collegno.gov.it (in Italian). Collegno. Retrieved 2019-12-13.

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