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Comune di Nichelino
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi
Coat of arms of Nichelino
Coat of arms
Nichelino is located in Italy
Location of Nichelino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°39′E / 45.000°N 7.650°E / 45.000; 7.650Coordinates: 45°0′N 7°39′E / 45.000°N 7.650°E / 45.000; 7.650
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Stupinigi
 • Mayor Giampiero Tolardo
 • Total 20.56 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
Elevation 229 m (751 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total 47,760
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nichelinesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 10042
Dialing code 011
Patron saint St. Matthew
Saint day September 21
Website Official website

Nichelino is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 8 kilometres (5 miles) southwest of Turin.

Trinity Church.

Nichelino borders the following municipalities: Turin, Orbassano, Beinasco, Moncalieri, Candiolo, and Vinovo.


In 1559 Nichelino was a fief of the Ussel (Occelli) family, becoming a county in 1564. In the late 17th century it has some 400 inhabitants, mostly working as peasants. In 1854, when it had some 1,700 inhabitants, the first train station was built in the town. The population remained nearly stable until the mid-20th century, when a huge immigration flow from southern Italy had it increase from the c. 15,000 of 1961 to the some 45,000 of 1971.

Main sights[edit]

The frazione of Stupinigi houses the famous Palazzina di Stupinigi, part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The castle, also known as Palazzo Occelli (1565), is also notable.

Twin towns[edit]


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

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