Bastia Umbra

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Bastia Umbra
Comune
Comune di Bastia Umbra
Coat of arms of Bastia Umbra
Coat of arms
Bastia Umbra is located in Italy
Bastia Umbra
Bastia Umbra
Location of Bastia Umbra in Italy
Coordinates: 43°04′24″N 12°33′04″E / 43.07333°N 12.55111°E / 43.07333; 12.55111Coordinates: 43°04′24″N 12°33′04″E / 43.07333°N 12.55111°E / 43.07333; 12.55111
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia
Frazioni Costano, Ospedalicchio, Madonna Campagna
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Ansideri
Area
 • Total 27.62 km2 (10.66 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 21,600
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym Bastioli
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06083
Dialing code 075
Twin cities
 • Höchberg  Germany
 • Sant Sadurní d'Anoia  Spain
 • Luz-Saint-Sauveur  France
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Bastia Umbra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 15 km southeast of Perugia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 20,523 and an area of 27.6 km².[1]

Bastia Umbra borders the following municipalities: Assisi, Bettona, Perugia, Torgiano.

History[edit]

First news of settlements in the area dates from the 11th century AD, although the presence of Roman ruins testify the it was inhabited also in ancient times. In the Middle Ages Bastia was entangled in the struggle between the communes of Assisi and Perugia; in 1319, after a siege of seven months, troops from the latter ravaged it. Bastia was however quickly rebuilt with a new castle and 18 towers. From 1300 to 1594 it was a possession of Perugia, and subsequently of the Papal States. The suffix "Umbra" was added after the annexion to the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1860.

Geography[edit]

  • Average altitude: 200 m s.l.m.
  • Highest point: 215 m s.l.m.
  • Lowest point: 180 m s.l.m.

In the territory of Bastia Umbra flow three watercourses: the river Chiascio, the ravine Tescio and the Cagnola, a ditch that flows into the river.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santa Croce, built in 1295 in white and pink stone. It has a Gothic façade from 1334.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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