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Encyclopedia > San Mauro Torinese
Comune di San Mauro Torinese
Coat of Arms of Comune di San Mauro Torinese
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Altitude 211 m
Area 12 km²
Population
 - City
 - Density

18,367 (as of December 31, 2004)
1,473/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 45°06′N 07°46′E
Frazioni Pescatori, S.Anna, Oltre Po, Sambuy
Telephone Prefix 011
Postal Code 10099
Gentilic Sanmauresi
Patron:
 - Saint
  -Day

St. Peter
April 7
Mayor
Website www.comune.sanmaurotorinese.to.it

San Mauro Torinese is an Italian comune with 18,367 inhabitants (2004) in the Province of Turin in the Piedmont region. It is bordered by the territories of Settimo Torinese, Castiglione Torinese, Turin, and Baldissero Torinese. Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Turin (It. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of UTC+1 time zone, 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... It has been suggested that leap second be merged into this article or section. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Turin (It. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Settimo Torinese is a commune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Türin) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...


History

The first written record of Pulchra Rada (the ancient name for San Mauro) dates from 4 May 991. On that day Anselmo (at the time the ruler of Montferrat) gave the order to rebuild the Benedictine monastery that had been destroyed by the Saracen invasion. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Events Battle of Maldon Sweyn I of Denmark recovers his throne Births Deaths Theophanu, empress, mother of Otto III Emperor Enyu of Japan Categories: 991 ... Montferrat was a marquisate in Lombardy during the Middle Ages. ... A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... Monastery of St. ... The term Saracen comes from Greek sarakenoi, which is itself derived from the Arabic word شرقيين sharqiyyin (easterners). The word was used in the early centuries of the Roman Empire to describe a nomadic Arab tribe from the Sinai Desert. ...


Further reading

  • Official Homepage of the comune (Italian language)
  • Information from communi-italiani.it (Italian language)




 
 

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