|Comune di Gurro|
Location of Gurro in Italy
|Coordinates: 46°5′6″N 8°34′0″E / 46.08500°N 8.56667°ECoordinates: 46°5′6″N 8°34′0″E / 46.08500°N 8.56667°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)|
|• Total||13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||22/km2 (57/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Gurro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Verbania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 288 and an area of 13.2 square kilometres (5.1 sq mi).
Gurro is said to be populated by the descendents of Scottish soldiers. According to local legend, Scottish soldiers fleeing the Battle of Pavia arrived in the area where severe blizzards forced many, if not all, to give up their travels and settle in the town. To this day Gurro is proud of its Scottish links. Many residents claim their surnames are Italian translations of Scottish surnames, and the town also has a Scottish museum.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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