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Borgosesia
—  Comune  —
Comune di Borgosesia

Coat of arms
Borgosesia is located in Italy
Borgosesia
Location of Borgosesia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°43′N 8°16′E / 45.717°N 8.267°E / 45.717; 8.267
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni Agnona, Albergate, Aranco, Bastia, Bettole, Brina, Cà di Rondo, Cadegatti, Caggi, Calco di mezzo, Calco inferiore, Calco superiore, Caneto, Cardolino, Cartiglia, Cascina Agnona, Cesolo, Costa di Foresto, Costa inferiore, Costa superiore, Cravo, Fenera Annunziata, Fenera di mezzo, Fenera San Giulio, Ferruta, Foresto, Fornace, Frasca, Gianinetta, Guardella, Isolella, Lovario, Marasco, Molino delle Piode, Orlongo, Pianaccia, Pianezza, Plello, Rozzo, Sella, Torame, Trebbie, Vanzone, Valbusaga, Valmiglione, Villa San Giovanni
Government
 - Mayor Alice Freschi (Lega Nord)
Area
 - Total 40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Elevation 354 m (1,161 ft)
Population (31 May 2008)
 - Total 13,473
 - Density 331.8/km2 (859.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym Borgosesiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13011
Dialing code 0163
Patron saint Sts. Peter and Paul
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

Borgosesia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80 km northeast of Turin and about 45 km north of Vercelli.

The largest town in the Valsesia, it is crossed by the Sesia River.

History

The town was founded in 14 BC by the native population, and later was called Seso by the Romans after their conquest. In the Middle Ages it was owned by the Dukes of Biandrate and, in the 17th century, by Spain.

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