Casalecchio di Reno

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Casalecchio di Reno
Comune
Comune di Casalecchio di Reno
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
Coat of arms of Casalecchio di Reno
Coat of arms
Casalecchio di Reno is located in Italy
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno
Location of Casalecchio di Reno in Italy
Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Province of Bologna (BO)
Frazioni Old frazioni have been replaced by five zones: Croce, Centro (or Garibaldi), Ceretolo, San Biagio, Tizzano Eremo
Government
 • Mayor Simone Gamberini
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 35,258
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Demonym Casalecchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40033
Dialing code 051
Patron saint Saint Martin of Tours
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Casalecchio di Reno is a town and comune of 35,513 inhabitants, situated in the Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy.

History[edit]

Casalecchio's name is derived from Casaliculum ("collection of little houses"), and from the presence of the Reno River. The site has archaeological treasures dating from the Paleolithic and Villanovan eras; Etruscan remains have also been found.

The Battle of Casalecchio took place here on 26 June 1402. Casalecchio was heavily damaged by Allied bombers during World War II.

On 6 December 1990, an Italian Air Force Aermacchi MB-326 jet crashed into Gaetano Salvemini technical high school in Casalecchio di Reno. Twelve students were killed and at least 70 injured. The pilot ejected after losing control of the aircraft.[2]

Economy[edit]

The commune has the headquarters of the cooperative Coop.[3]

International relations[edit]

Casalecchio di Reno is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat
  2. ^ "Italian Fighter Jet Crashes Into School". Philly.com. 6 December 1990. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Home page. Coop. Retrieved on 29 January 2011. "Via del Lavoro 6/8 40033 Casalecchio di Reno BO."
  4. ^ "Partner cities". Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

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