Sesto San Giovanni

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Sesto San Giovanni-Stemma.png official_name = Comune di Sesto San Giovanni
region = Lombardy
province = Milan (Mi)
elevation_m = 140
area_total_km2 = 11
population_as_of = [2005 [] ]
population_total = 83415
population_density_km2 = 7400
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|45|32|N|09|14|E
frazioni = Rondò-Torretta, Rondinella-Baraggia-Restellone, Isola del Bosco-delle Corti, Pelucca-villaggio Falck, Dei Parchi-Cascina de' Gatti-Parpagliona
telephone = 02
postalcode = 20099
gentilic = Sestesi
saint = St. John the Baptist
day = June 24
mayor = Giorgio Oldrini (since May 28, 2002)
website = []

Sesto San Giovanni is a city in the Milan metropolitan area, located in the province of Milan, Italy. It is home to the northernmost stop of the Milan metro M1 line. The city is informally referred to as "Sesto".

An unrelevant agglomerate of building until the 1800s, Sesto San Giovanni grew during the end of the 19th century and in the early 1900s, becoming the site of several industries, such as Falck, Campari, Marelli and Breda. In that period the population increased rapidly, from 5,000 inhabitants in 1880 to 14,000 in 1911. After the World War II, Sesto become populated by many migrants from other parts of Italy, leading to an increased population of 95,000 inhabitants in 1981. Sesto was in the past referred to as the Stalingrad of Italy, due to the strong historical presence of the Italian communist party (PCI).

Because of its diverse and growing industries, the Milan suburb has drawn many migrants. Some 9.52% of the population is not Italian. 2.97% of the population is North African Arab, 2.06% is other European, and 1.90% is from the Asian continent. []

In the 1990s, Sesto San Giovanni suffered an economical crisis, and most of the historical companies closed their offices in the city. The town partially succedeed in reconverting its economy from producing steel to service industries and software activities, avoiding the fate of other steel-producing towns such as Sheffield, England and Flint, Michigan . Several large companies opened offices in Sesto, such as ABB Group, Wind, Impregilo and Oracle Corporation.

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