Cava Manara

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Cava Manara
Comune
Comune di Cava Manara
Coat of arms of Cava Manara
Coat of arms
Cava Manara is located in Italy
Cava Manara
Cava Manara
Location of Cava Manara in Italy
Coordinates: 45°8′N 9°6′E / 45.133°N 9.100°E / 45.133; 9.100
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Pavia (PV)
Frazioni Gerre Chiozzo, Mezzana Corti, Torre de' Torti, Tre Re
Government
 • Mayor Claudia Sandra Montagna
Area
 • Total 17.4 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (30 April 2010)
 • Total 6,592
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Demonym Cavesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27051
Dialing code 0382
Patron saint St. Augustine

Cava Manara is a comune (municipality) in the province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 km south of Milan and about 7 km southwest of Pavia, not far from the confluence of the Ticino and the Po rivers.

The comune is named after Luciano Manara, an Italian patriot.

Cava Manara borders the following municipalities: Bastida Pancarana, Bressana Bottarone, Carbonara al Ticino, Rea, San Martino Siccomario, Sommo, Travacò Siccomario, Zinasco.

History[edit]

Cava Taverna is known since the 13th century. Historically it belonged to Lomellina. it was renamed Cava Manara in 1863, and in 1871 it absorbed the suppressed communes of Torre de' Torti and Gerrechiozzo.