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Caramagna Piemonte

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Caramagna Piemonte is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Cuneo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,055 and an area of 26.3 square kilometres (10.2 sq mi). The municipality of Caramagna Piemonte contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Caporali, Gangaglietti, Gabrielassi, Tetti Sotto, and Tre Ponti. Caramagna Piemonte borders the following municipalities: Carmagnola, Racconigi, and Sommariva del Bosco. Demographic evolution Hystory The name of Caramagna appears the first time in 1026. The foundation of the Monastery of Santa Maria by the marquis of Turin Olderico, greatly increased the power of the country, which extended its interests around the southern Piedmont and Liguria. The monastery was entrusted to the care of the nuns of the Order of St. Benedict; the same order were later replaced by the equivalent male order and later by the Girolamiti. In 1250 Caramagna moved towards an organization of municipal type. In 1350 appeared the terrible plague hitting Caramagna periodically over the centuries. The plague, the devastation caused by the armies and famine will bring in this medieval period absolute poverty. Over the centuries the village of Caramagna was repeatedly hit by war for control of the region. The chronicles tell of 1544 when Caramagna was ruined and was burned by the Spanish. In 1690 an army of 15,000 French fell on the country robbing and destroying the town. On June 16, 1706 the royal procession in escape from the siege of Turin by the French troops, made a stop in Caramagna. The court took with him the precious relic of the Holy Shroud, that during the short stay, was placed in the Church of Santa Croce. In 1810 - following a financial meltdown, the castle was sold to a private man who was not able to bear the costs of maintenance and decided to destroy it. During the war of independence different caramagnesi participate to this wars but also at the revolutionary movements. These people included Luigi Ornato that after a long exile in Paris in 1832 he returned to Caramagna where he received the visits of patriots like Pellico, Provana, Gioberti and Balbo. Important in 900 emigration flows with important especially to Argentina. During the First World War were involved different Caramagnesi and 36 dead. In World War II were 29 and another 3 in the subsequent war of liberation. References ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat. External links
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