Castano Primo

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Castano Primo
Comune di Castano Primo
Kirk o St. Zeno
Kirk o St. Zeno
Coat of airms o Castano Primo
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Castano Primo is located in Italy
Castano Primo
Castano Primo
Location o Castano Primo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°33′N 8°46′E / 45.550°N 8.767°E / 45.550; 8.767
ProvinceMilan (MI)
 • MayorFranco Rudoni
 • Total19.1 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
187 m (614 ft)
 (28 February 2009[1])
 • Total10,781
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0331
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Castano Primo is a ceety an comune in Province o Milan, in the Italian region Lombardy, locatit aboot 35 kilometre (22 mile) northwast o Milan.

Castano Primo borders the follaein municipalities: Lonate Pozzolo, Vanzaghello, Magnago, Nosate, Buscate, Cameri, Turbigo, Robecchetto con Induno, Cuggiono. It receivit the honorar title o ceety wi a presidential decree on 11 October 1984.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castano wis initially a Roman veelage that subsequently came unner the Burgaria o Parabiago. It wis convertit tae a militar fortress bi the Coonts o Biandrate, passin eventually tae the Hoose o Visconti. Durin internal struggles athin the Hoose o Visconti, Castano wis pillagit. The fortress wis rebuilt in the 14t Century an awnership passed tae the Airchbishop. Various periods o struggle an domination bi the Visconti follaeed till, in 1447, Castano came unner the control o the Hoose o Sforza who gave it as fiefdom tae a faimily favourite. In the 16t century the war atween the French an Spainyie wagit aroond the toun but remained it unner the control o the Viscoont o Brignano until 1717. By 1604 the population o Castano wis aroond 1500 fowk.

On 22 Juin 1636 Castano wis nearly destroyed in the battle focht bi the Spainyie an Austrians against the French. Wi the end o the Brignano family, Castano came unner Portuguese rule passin throu the haunds o various noble faimilies, then wis eventually concedit tae the Austrians. Frae 1786 tae 1791, Castano wis pairt o the Province o Gallarate. Wi the end o Napoleonic rule, Castano again came unner Austrian control.

In 1848 hintle o the population emigratit tae the nearbi Province o Piemont tae escape the repressive rule o the Hoose o Habsburg. Follaein the Battle o Magenta in Juin 1859, Castano became pairt o Lombardy.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Castano maist probably derives frae the auld "Silvae Castanae" (chestnut firths). Ither sources suggest the oreeginal name wis in fact "Castro Casteno", as toun wis close tae a castle or ither fortification. Those sources point tae a ancient crest or shield o the toun that depicts a red castle frae which grows a leafy chestnut tree, still shown the day on the stem o the current cooncil. The suffix "Primo" wis addit bi the then Keeng o Italy, Victor Emmanuel II o Italy, bi a decree datit 10 Dizember 1863 tae distinguish Castano frae anither toun o the same name in the Province o Pavia.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Palazzo Rusconi, nou hame o the Ceety Cooncil.

Le Cascine[2][eedit | eedit soorce]

A Cascina is a teep o courtyard fermstead, teepical tae the region, whaur aw the biggins (dwellins for aw wirkers an inhabitants, stables, storerooms, haylofts, wells, even mills) are built in a square aroond a courtyard.

  • Cascina Malpaga: the lairgest in the aurie, haes hostit up tae 137 inhabitants
  • Cascina Cantona
  • Cascina Cornalina
  • Cascina Saronna

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Comune di Castano Primo Lista Pagine Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

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