Administrative subdivision of Rome

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The municipi of Rome.

The administrative subdivision of Rome consists of the 15 sub-municipalities (municipi) of Rome's municipality. Originally, the city was divided into 20 sub-municipalities, but the XIV, what is now the Comune di Fiumicino, voted in 1992 to become a full municipality itself and eventually detached from Rome. Then on 11 March 2013 the municipalities were reduced from 19 to 15.

History[edit]

Since 1972 the city has been divided into administrative areas, called municipi (singular: municipio), until 2001 named circoscrizioni.[1] They were created for administrative reasons to increase decentralisation in the city. Each municipio is governed by a president and a council of four members who are elected by its residents every five years. The municipi frequently cross the boundaries of the traditional, non-administrative divisions of the city.

The municipi where originally 20, becoming 19 in 1992 after a referendum and the subsequent separation of Fiumicino (XIX Circoscrizione) into an independent Comune. In 2013 their number has been reduced to 15.[2]

Rome is also divided into several types of non-administrative units. The historic centre is divided into 22 rioni, all of which are located within the Aurelian Walls except Prati and Borgo. These originate from the Regiones of ancient Rome, which evolved in the Middle Ages into the medieval rioni.[3] In the Renaissance, under Pope Sixtus V, they reached again the number of fourteen, and their boundaries were finally defined under Pope Benedict XIV in 1743.

A new subdivision of the city under Napoleon was ephemeral, and there were no sensible changes in the organisation of the city until 1870, when Rome became the capital of Italy. The needs of the new capital led to an explosion both in the urbanisation and in the population within and outside the Aurelian walls. In 1874 a fifteenth rione, Esquilino, was created on the newly urbanised zone of Monti. At the beginning of the 20th century other rioni where created (the last one was Prati – the only one outside the Walls of Pope Urban VIII – in 1921). Afterward, for the new administrative subdivisions of the city the name "quartiere" was used. Today all the rioni are part of the first Municipio, which therefore coincides completely with the historical city (Centro Storico).

Municipi[edit]

An administrative reform in 2013 merged the existing municipi into the current 15 municipi, as listed below.

Municipio Population
31 December 2010
Area
in km²
Density
per km²
Map
Municipio I - Historical Center-Prati 201,496 19.91 10,120 The 15 Municipi of Rome
Municipio II - Parioli/Nomentano-San Lorenzo 175,678 13.72 12,849
Municipio III - Monte Sacro 203,395 97.82 2,079
Municipio IV - Tiburtina 178,549 49.15 3,633
Municipio V - Prenestino/Centocelle 243,363 26.97 9,132
Municipio VI - Roma Delle Torri 243,922 113.33 2,151
Municipio VII - San Giovanni/Cinecittà 310,887 46.75 6,650
Municipio VIII - Appia Antica 135,420 47,29 2,863
Municipio IX - EUR 175,925 183.17 960
Municipio X - Ostia 226,084 150.64 1,500
Municipio XI - Arvalia Portuense 152,700 70.87 2,154
Municipio XII - Monte Verde 142,983 73.12 1,955
Municipio XIII - Aurelia 137,633 68.67 2,004
Municipio XIV - Monte Mario 184,911 131.28 1,408
Municipio XV - Cassia Flaminia 157,625 186.70 844


List of the historic Rioni of Rome's center[edit]

A map of Rome's historic center with its Rioni.
Rione Name
R. I Monti
R. II Trevi
R. III Colonna
R. IV Campo Marzio
R. V Ponte
R. VI Parione
R. VII Regola
R. VIII Sant'Eustachio
R. IX Pigna
R. X Campitelli
R. XI Sant'Angelo
R. XII Ripa
R. XIII Trastevere
R. XIV Borgo
R. XV Esquilino
R. XVI Ludovisi
R. XVII Sallustiano
R. XVIII Castro Pretorio
R. XIX Celio
R. XX Testaccio
R. XXI San Saba
R. XXII Prati

List of Rome's districts and zones outside the imperial walls (incomplete)[edit]

Acilia, Acqua Acetosa, Acqua Acetosa Ostiense, Alberone, Alessandrino, Appia-Pignatelli, Appio-Latino, Arco di Travertino, Ardeatino Aurelio, Axa, Balduina, Belsito, Boccea, Bravetta, Bufalotta, Caffarella, Camilluccia, Capannelle, Casal Bertone, Casal Boccone, Casal Bruciato, Casal del Marmo, Casal de' Pazzi, Casaletto, Casal Lumbroso, Casalotti, Casalpalocco, Casal Selce Case Rosse Casetta Mattei, Casilino 23, Cassia, Castel Giubileo, Castelverde, Cecchignola, Centocelle, Cesano, Cinecittà, Cinquina, Città Giardino, Colle di Mezzo, Colli Aniene, Colli Portuensi, Corviale, Dalmata, Delle Valli, Delle Vittorie, Divino Amore, Don Bosco, Dragona, Dragoncello, Due Ponti, EUR, Falcognana, Fidene, Finocchio, Flaminio, Fleming, Fonte Meravigliosa, Foro Italico, Garbatella, Gianicolense, Giardinetti, Grotta Perfetta, Grottarossa, Idroscalo, Infernetto, Labaro-Prima Porta, La Giustiniana, La Parrocchietta, La Romanina, La Storta, Laurentino 38, Lucchina, Lunghezza, Magliana, Malafede, Malagrotta, Mandrione, Marconi, Massimina, Medaglie d'Oro, Miani, Montagnola, Monte Antenne, Montecucco, Monte Mario, Monte Sacro, Montespaccato, Monteverde Nuovo, Monteverde Vecchio, Monti di Creta, Morena, Mostacciano, Muratella, Nomentano-Italia, Nuovo Salario, Olgiata, Osteria del Curato, Ostia, Ostiense, Ottavia, Ottavo Colle, Parco dei Medici, Parioli, Pietralata, Pigneto, Pineta Sacchetti, Pinciano, Pisana, Ponte Galeria, Ponte Mammolo, Ponte Milvio, Porta di Roma, Porta Maggiore, Portonaccio, Portuense, Prati Fiscali, Prato della Signora, Prenestino, Prima Porta, Primavalle, Quadraro, Quarticciolo, Quarto Miglio, Rebibbia, Roma 70, Salario, San Basilio, San Lorenzo, San Paolo, Santa Maria del Soccorso, Saxa Rubra, Selva Candida, Serpentara, Settebagni, Settecamini, Spinaceto, Statuario, Talenti, Tiburtino, Tomba di Nerone, Tor Bella Monaca, Tor Carbone, Tor de' Cenci, Tor di Quinto, Tor di Valle, Tor Marancia, Tor Pagnotta, Torpignattara, Torraccia, Torre Angela, Torre Spaccata, Torrevecchia, Torrino, Tor Sapienza, Tor Tre Teste, Tor Vergata, Tre Fontane, Trieste, Trigoria, Trionfale, Trullo, Tufello, Tuscolano, Val Cannuta, Valle Giulia, Valleranello, Vallerano, Verano, Vigna Clara, Vigna Murata, Valle Aurelia, Villa Certosa, Villaggio Olimpico, Vitinia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strutture territoriali" (in Italian). Comune di Roma. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roma, sì all'accorpamento dei municipi: il Consiglio li riduce da 19 a 15". Il Messaggero. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The "Rioni" of Rome". Romeartlover.it. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Subdivisions of Rome at Wikimedia Commons