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Carignano (Italy)
Country Italy
region Piedmont
Metropolitan city Turin  (TO)
Coordinates 44 ° 54 '  N , 7 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 54 '0 "  N , 7 ° 41' 0"  E
surface 50 km²
Residents 9,241 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 185 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 10041
prefix 011
ISTAT number 001058
Popular name Carignanesi
Patron saint St. Remigius
Website Carignano

Carignano ( Piedmontese Carignan ) is a municipality with 9,241 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the Italian metropolitan city of Turin , Piedmont region .

Neighboring municipalities are Moncalieri , Vinovo , La Loggia , Piobesi Torinese , Villastellone , Castagnole Piemonte , Osasio , Lombriasco and Carmagnola . The patron saint of the place is St. Remigius of Reims .


The municipality covers an area of ​​50 km².


The city came under the rule of the House of Savoy in 1418 . Charles Emanuel I converted Carignano as a Paragium for his son Thomas Franz (1596–1656) to the principality. After the extinction of the main line of Savoy in 1831, Karl Albert emerged as King of Sardinia from the branch line Savoy- Carignano founded by Thomas Franz as Prince of Carignan . The Carignano house in turn developed two lines, that of Soissons and that of Villafranca.

The former was founded by Thomas' second son Eugen Moritz (1635–1673) and his wife Marie de Condé, Comtesse de Soissons, who received her mother's county as an appanage, and died out in 1734. In 1662, the city of Yvois in the Ardennes was raised to the rank of duchy by Louis XIV in favor of Eugen Moritz and at the same time the name was changed to Carignan . The famous Prince Eugene was the second son of the first Duke of Carignan.

The Villafranca branch began with Eugen (1753–1785), the second son of Ludwig Viktor von Carignano (1721–1778). His grandson Eugen Emanuel (1816–1888) was appointed Prince of Savoy-Carignano by King Charles Albert I in 1834. He had entered into a morganatic marriage , and on the occasion of his silver wedding anniversary in 1888, his wife was given the title "Countess of Villafranca". At the same time, his eldest son Filiberto was made Count of Villafranca and his younger son Vittorio was made Count of Soissons.


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  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.