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Castelfranco Emilia

Castelfranco Emilia
Comune di Castelfranco Emilia
Villa Sorra
Villa Sorra
Coat of arms of Castelfranco Emilia
Coat of arms
Location of Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia is located in Italy
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia
Location of Castelfranco Emilia in Italy
Castelfranco Emilia is located in Emilia-Romagna
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°35′48″N 11°03′10″E / 44.59667°N 11.05278°E / 44.59667; 11.05278
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniCasale California, Cavazzona, Gaggio, Madonna della Provvidenza, Manzolino, Panzano, Piumazzo, Rastellino, Recovato, Riolo
Government
 • MayorStefano Reggianini
Area
 • Total102.51 km2 (39.58 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
(30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total32,613
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castelfranchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41013
Dialing code059
Patron saintDonnino
Saint daySeptember 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelfranco Emilia (Western Bolognese: Castèl; Modenese: Castèlfrànc) is a town and comune in the Modena, Emilia-Romagna, northern-central Italy. The town lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bologna.

Castelfranco either occupies or lies near the site of the ancient Forum Gallorum, a place on the Via Aemilia between Modena and Bologna, where in 43 BC Octavian and Hirtius defeated Mark Antony. In 1861 it was joined with the former comune of Piumazzo.

This town is home of the tortellini, a typical Italian food. In this region lambrusco wine is also produced. The church of Santa Maria Assunta houses a picture of the Assumption of Mary by Guido Reni. Castelfranco has also a fortress built in 1628–34 by Urban VIII as a northern defensive bastion for the Papal States.

People

Twin towns

Sources

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