Borgo Valsugana

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Borgo Valsugana
Comune
Comune di Borgo Valsugana
The Brenta river in Borgo Valsugana.
The Brenta river in Borgo Valsugana.
Coat of arms of Borgo Valsugana
Coat of arms
Borgo Valsugana is located in Italy
Borgo Valsugana
Borgo Valsugana
Location of Borgo Valsugana in Italy
Coordinates: 46°3′N 11°27′E / 46.050°N 11.450°E / 46.050; 11.450
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Olle
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Dalledonne
Area
 • Total 52.3 km2 (20.2 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 6,842
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Borghesani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38051
Dialing code 0461
Website Official website

Borgo Valsugana (German: Burg im Suganertal) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 30 km east of Trento.

Borgo Valsugana borders the following municipalities: Telve, Telve di Sopra, Torcegno, Ronchi Valsugana, Roncegno, Castelnuovo, Novaledo, Levico Terme, and Asiago.

Geography[edit]

Borgo is located in one of the tightest parts of Valsugana, in between mount Ciolino and mount Rocchetta, neither very high. It grew on the two sides of river Brenta and its ancient part is the only one in Trentino to occupy both sides of a river (Trento, for instance, is located on only one side of river Adige).

History[edit]

Borgo Valsugana, whose ancient name was Ausugum (the main street of the town, indeed, is named "Corso Ausugum"), used to be a Roman settlement along the Claudia Augusta Altinate road which connected Altino to Tridentum (ancient name for Trento) and then to Augsburg, nowadays in Germany.

Thanks to its location at the bottom of an open valley, the town always benefited from trade. Noblemen from Castelnuovo and Caldonazzo and the Welsperg family used to govern the town and its surroundings.

In 1862 a huge fire destroyed a large part of the town, whose buildings were largely built using wood.

From 1943 to 1945 the antifascist partisans fought in the framework of the "Gherlenda" battailon of the Garibaldine brigade "Antonio Gramsci" located in Feltre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

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