Castelfranco Emilia

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Castelfranco Emilia
Comune
Comune di Castelfranco Emilia
Villa Sorra
Villa Sorra
Coat of arms of Castelfranco Emilia
Coat of arms
Castelfranco Emilia is located in Italy
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia
Location of Castelfranco Emilia in Italy
Coordinates: 44°35′48″N 11°03′10″E / 44.59667°N 11.05278°E / 44.59667; 11.05278
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena (MO)
Frazioni Casale California, Cavazzona, Gaggio, Madonna della Provvidenza, Manzolino, Panzano, Piumazzo, Rastellino, Recovato, Riolo
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Reggianini
Area
 • Total 101.31 km2 (39.12 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (30 June 2009)[1]
 • Total 30,933
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Demonym Castelfranchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41013
Dialing code 059
Patron saint Madonna delle Grazie
Saint day September 8
Website Official website

Castelfranco Emilia is a town and comune in Italy in the province of Modena, region of Emilia-Romagna. The town lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bologna.

Castelfranco either occupies or lies near the site of the ancient Forum Gallorum, a place on the Via Aemilia between Modena and Bologna, where in 43 BC Octavian and Hirtius defeated Mark Antony. In 1861 it was joined with the former comune of Piumazzo.

This town is famous for inventing tortellini, a typical Italian food. In this region lambrusco wine is also produced. The church of Santa Maria Assunta houses a picture of the Assumption of Mary by Guido Reni. Castelfranco has also a fortress built in 1628–34 by Urban VIII as a northern defensive bastion for the Papal States.

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Sources[edit]

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