|Comune di Gazzaniga|
View of the frazione Orezzo
Location of Gazzaniga in Italy
|Coordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°ECoordinates: 45°48′N 9°50′E / 45.800°N 9.833°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Bergamo (BG)|
|• Mayor||Marco Masserini|
|• Total||14.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||386 m (1,266 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||340/km2 (880/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Hyppolite of Rome|
|Saint day||August 13|
Gazzaniga is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Milan and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Bergamo.
Traces of human presence in the Bronze Age have been found in Gazzaniga. The first document attesting the existence of a burgh (castle) dates from 476 AD, when the Barbarian king Odoacer ransacked it. In the Middle Ages Gazzaniga was part of the Confederazione de Honio together with neighbouring communes; in 1397 Gazzaniga was destroyed by the Ghibellines, and again by the Guelphs in the next year.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.