Cittareale

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Cittareale
Comune
Comune di Cittareale
Coat of arms of Cittareale
Coat of arms
Cittareale is located in Italy
Cittareale
Cittareale
Location of Cittareale in Italy
Coordinates: 42°37′N 13°10′E / 42.617°N 13.167°E / 42.617; 13.167
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Ara dei Colli, Bricca, Cagnerone, Ca Jenco, Cesetta, Collenasso, Collicelle, Conca, Folcara, Le Rose, Marianitto, Matrecciano, Mola Coletta, Pallottini, Santa Croce, Santa Giusta, Sacco, Scanzano, Sorecone, Trimezzo, Vetozza, Vezzano
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Fedele
Area
 • Total 58.8 km2 (22.7 sq mi)
Elevation 952 m (3,123 ft)
Population (30 April 2008[1])
 • Total 474
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Demonym Cittarealesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02010
Dialing code 0746
Website Official website

Cittareale is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Rome and 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Rieti.

Cittareale borders the following municipalities: Accumoli, Amatrice, Borbona, Cascia, Leonessa, Montereale, Norcia, Posta. The source of the Velino river are in the communal territory.

Cittareal is home to a large Rocca (castle), which had a strategical importance due to its position between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal States. Its current appearance date to the reconstruction by the Aragonese in 1479. The church of St. Peter in Vetozza was built over a pre-existing temple dedicated to Vacuna, and later was owned by the Abbey of Farfa.

The Roman emperor Vespasian was born nearby.

References[edit]

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