|Comune di Cesate|
|Province||Province of Milan (MI)|
|• Mayor||Sergio Bulzi|
|• Total||5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Cesate is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 12,993 and an area of 5.7 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi).
In the book published in 1980 by the Communal Administration "Cesate: inhabitants, history and art, territory - from the Gaulish invasion up to now", by A.Deiana, S.Ettorre, Y.Panin, you read: "the name of the city first appears in a script on an ancient funeral stone still kept in Cesate" at the historical Public Library's site, n.5 Piave Street. The script, "Hoc. Est. Sepvl. Illorum. De. Cixate.", meaning "this is the tomb of Cesatensis nobles", dated back to the 8th-9th century.
Middle Ages to 20th century
So the ancient name of the city was Cixate, appearing three times in the old 8th-century manuscript by Goffredo da Bussero (1220–1289), as a site of churches. This name appears also later, end of 14th century, in another manuscript, "Notizia de clero mediolanensis de anno 1398, though written in different ways: Cixate, Cizate, Cyxate, Cyzate. Someone says that the name "Cesate" is made up of a root, Caesa, and the suffix -ate, locative ablative referring to properties of families and people. So "Cesate" would be equal to "property of Caesar". Anyway, sometimes -ate is meant as a weak form of an ancient Gaulish suffix, and in this case we should think Cesate was a Gaulish installation, then "Romanized".
Chronological list of Majors from the after-war
- Picozzi Giovanni, from 1946 to 1951
- Cattaneo Giuseppe, from 1951 to 1956
- Galli Pietro, from 1956 to 1963
- Fittavolini Gianvalentino, from 1963 to 1965
- Castelli Angelo, from 1965 to 1969
- Poli Antonio, from 1969 to 1970
- Borroni Ettorina, from 1970 to 1975
- Santoni Mauro, from 1976 to 1980
- Veltri Nicola, from 1980 to 1981
- Poli Roberto, from 1981 to 1990
- Bulzi Sergio, from 1990 to 1993
- Poli Roberto, from February to July 1993
- Cino Salvatore, from July to November 1993
- Manini Bruno, from 1993 to 1997
- Giancarlo Bettaglio, from 1997 to 2002
- Roberto Giuseppe Della Rovere, from 2002 to 2007
- Bulzi Sergio, from 2007
Coat of arms
The figure of the two eagle paws is taken from the Cixate family's coat of arms. As to the naturalistic aspect, the introduction of the tree in the coat of arms indicates which is the right feature of the communal territory, including woods, heaths and corn fields.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.