Garbagna, Piedmont

Comune di Garbagna

Location of Garbagna in Italy

Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°0′E / 44.783°N 9.000°E / 44.783; 9.000Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°0′E / 44.783°N 9.000°E / 44.783; 9.000
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Alessandria (AL)
  Total 20.7 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 719
  Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Garbagnoli
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15050
Dialing code 0131

Garbagna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Turin and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of Alessandria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 719 and an area of 20.7 square kilometres (8.0 sq mi).[1]


Recently Il Garbagnolo, the dialect of Garbagna, has been revamped thanks to a theatrical company that performs every summer during the month of August. Directed by Fantone Nadia this small company has performed six plays all in dialect. The uniqueness of this dialect is the use of the partitive or Saxon genitive. The "U" in Garbagnolo means some or part of it. Neither the Tortonese or the Ligurian dialects have this grammatical aspect.

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Garbagna borders the following municipalities: Avolasca, Borghetto di Borbera, Brignano-Frascata, Casasco, Castellania, Dernice, and Sardigliano.

Demographic evolution


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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