Borgoforte

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Borgoforte
Comune
Comune di Borgoforte
View of Borgoforte's train station.
View of Borgoforte's train station.
Coat of arms of Borgoforte
Coat of arms
Borgoforte is located in Italy
Borgoforte
Borgoforte
Location of Borgoforte in Italy
Coordinates: 45°3′N 10°45′E / 45.050°N 10.750°E / 45.050; 10.750Coordinates: 45°3′N 10°45′E / 45.050°N 10.750°E / 45.050; 10.750
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Mantua (MN)
Frazioni Boccadiganda, Pioppelle, Romanore, San Cataldo, San Nicolò Po, Scorzarolo
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco Allegretti
Area
 • Total 38.9 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,419
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46030
Dialing code 0376
Website Official website

Borgoforte is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Milan and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Mantua.

It is home to a Rocca (castle or fortress), founded by the House of Gonzaga in the 13th century. After various vicissitudes, it was an important stronghold of the Austrian Empire in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, being captured by Italian troops during the Third Italian Independence War in 1866.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (Istat).

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