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Castellanza (45”36’44.2”N 8”53’56.7”E, altitude 220 m above sea level) is in the province of Varese on the border with the province of Milan at an equal distance from the two cities (about 35 Km.). It is geographically located in the southern end of the Valle dell’Olona and is divided into two parts (Castellanza and Canegrate) by the path of the Olona river.
Located there since 1991 is the University C. Cattaneo (LIUC) and since 2011 the University Institute of Linguistics and Cultural Mediation C. Albasio; also there are clinics such as Humanitas Mater Domini, Multimedica and the ASL district of the Province of Varese.
Surface: 6.9 sq km
density per sq km: 2,067.3
citizens: 14,265 (updated 2014)
number of families: 6,302 (updated 2012)
average age: 46 (updated 2012)
average income: 15,566 (updated 2011)
zip code: 21053
ISTAT code: 012042
Cadastral code: C139
Area code: 0331
Patron Saint: San Giulio
Patronal Feast: last Sunday of January
Neighboring municipalities: Olgiate Olona, BustoArsizio, Legnano, Rescaldina
The coat of arms of the town is the union of the two parts that have formed the city. To the left a tower, symbolizing the castle (Castellanza); to the right a chestnut-tree symbolizing Castegnate. At the time of granting Castellanza the title of “City” (1974), a turreted crown(the city symbol) was added to its coat of arms surmounted by the crown of the municipality (see sidebar). The double crowns coat of arms was later replaced by a unique crown (thatof the city) that you can see at the bottom of the page.