Gazzaniga


Gazzaniga

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Gazzaniga-Stemma.png official_name = Comune di Gazzaniga
name = Gazzaniga
region = Lombardy
province = Bergamo (BG)
elevation_m = 386
area_total_km2 = 14.7
population_as_of = Dec. 2004All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.]
population_total = 5005
population_density_km2 = 342
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|45|48|N|9|50|E|type:city(5,005)_region:IT|display=inline,title
frazioni = Masserini, Orezzo
telephone = 035
postalcode = 24025
gentilic = Gazzanighesi
saint = St. Hyppolite of Rome
day = August 13
mayor = Marco Masserini
website =
mapy = 9.8333
mapx = 45.8000

Gazzaniga is a "comune" (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 60 km northeast of Milan and about 15 km northeast of Bergamo. Gazzaniga borders the following municipalities: Albino, Aviatico, Cene, Cornalba, Costa di Serina, Fiorano al Serio, Vertova.

History

Traces of human presence in the Bronze Age have been found. The first document attesting the existence of a burgh dates from 476 AD, when the barbaric king Odoacer sacked it. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Confederazione de Honio with other nearby communes; in 1397 it was destroyed by the Ghibellines, followed by the Guelphs the next year.

Later it was a possession of the Republic of Venice. In 1629 it suffered for a plague.

Demographic evolution

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