Casalmaggiore

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Casalmaggiore
Comune
Città di Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore piazza Garibaldi.JPG
Coat of arms of Casalmaggiore
Coat of arms
Casalmaggiore is located in Italy
Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore
Location of Casalmaggiore in Italy
Coordinates: 44°59′N 10°25′E / 44.983°N 10.417°E / 44.983; 10.417
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Cremona (CR)
Frazioni Agoiolo, Camminata, Cappella, Casalbellotto, Fossacaprara, Motta San Fermo, Quattrocase, Roncadello, Valle, Vicobellignano, Vicoboneghisio, Vicomoscano
Government
 • Mayor Bongiovanni Filippo
Area
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (1 January 2009)
 • Total 15,012
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Casalaschi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26041
Dialing code 0375
Patron saint St. Charles
Saint day November 4
Website Official website

Casalmaggiore is a comune in the province of Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy, located across the Po River. It was the birthplace of Italian composers Ignazio Donati and Andrea Zani (1696–1757).

Sights include the Duomo (Cathedral) and the Bijoux Museum.

History[edit]

Torrione Estense

Archaeological findings in 1970 proved that the area was inhabited from the Bronze Age, although the town most likely was founded by the Romans as Castra Majora ("Main Military Camp"). Around the year 1000 it was a fortified castle in the House of Este lands; in the 15th century it was under the Republic of Venice. On July 2, 1754, it obtained the status of city with an imperial decree. After a period under the Austrians, it became part of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miasta Partnerskie". Retrieved 1 May 2014.