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Comune di Castellanza
Coat of airms o Castellanza
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Castellanza is located in Italy
Location o Castellanza in Italy
Coordinates: 45°37′N 08°54′E / 45.617°N 8.900°E / 45.617; 8.900
ProvinceVarese (VA)
FrazioniCastegnate, Buon Gesù
 • MayorFabrizio Farisoglio (since 29 May 2006)
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
 (31 December 2004)
 • Total14,659
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0331
Patron sauntSan Giulio
Saunt day31 January
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Castellanza is a toun an comune located in the province o Varese, alang the boondar o the province o Milan, in the Lombardy region o northren Italy.

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The toponym refers tae the castellanze (plural form, singular castellanza), defensive territorial unities who rose aroond castels an ither strangpoints in the then coonty o Seprio. The Olona river divides Castellanza in the twa main burghs o Castellanza proper and Castegnate. The toun is renouned for its recently establisht private Varsity Carlo Cattaneo (kent as LIUC an aw).

The toun haes a population o approximately 15,000 inhabitants an syne the late 19t century haes been ane o the main industrial centres in the province o Varese. Wi the bonnie backdrop o the Alps an the famous Italian lochs Lago Maggiore an Lago di Como, the province o Varese is hame tae 23,000 manufacturin an craft industries an aw that export ower 30% o their production warldwide an generate employment tae approximately 175 thoosan fowk.

Castellanza receivit the honorar title o ceety wi a presidential decree on 4 Januar 1974.