Ceprano

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Ceprano
Comune
Comune di Ceprano
Coat of arms of Ceprano
Coat of arms
Ceprano is located in Italy
Ceprano
Ceprano
Location of Ceprano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°33′N 13°31′E / 41.550°N 13.517°E / 41.550; 13.517
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Frosinone (FR)
Government
 • Mayor Renato Russo (since May 2006)
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (1 March 2010)
 • Total 8,630
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym Cepranesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03024
Dialing code 0775
Patron saint St. Arduin of Ceprano
Saint day July 28
Website Official website

Ceprano is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, in Ciociaria traditional area, part of the Lazio region of central Italy.

It is 106 kilometres (66 mi) south of Rome and about 127 kilometres (79 mi) north of Naples.

History[edit]

Ceprano was part of the Papal States, from roughly the 6th century until 1870. After Italian Unification and the Capture of Rome, the town was part of the Kingdom of Italy, a constitutional monarchy ruled from Rome by the House of Savoy. Since 1946 Ceprano has been part of the Italian Republic.

On 27 January 1862 the Rome-Ceprano Railroad was opened for service.

On 28 May 1944 Ceprano was taken by Canadian troops as part of the Allies' push against German occupation.

Ceprano's origins are connected to the Roman colony founded in 328 BC on the left bank of the Liri River, called Fregellae. Nowadays the ruins of the city can be seen in the territory of the close-by municipality of Arce.

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