Codroipo

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Codroipo
Comune
Città di Codroipo
Villa Manin at Passariano
Villa Manin at Passariano
Coat of arms of Codroipo
Coat of arms
Codroipo is located in Italy
Codroipo
Codroipo
Location of Codroipo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°57′45″N 12°58′45″E / 45.96250°N 12.97917°E / 45.96250; 12.97917
Country Italy
Region Friuli – Venezia Giulia
Province Udine (UD)
Frazioni Passariano, Lonca, Rivolto, Biauzzo, Iutizzo, Pozzo, Rividischia, San Pietro, Muscletto, San Martino, Zompicchia, Goricizza, Beano
Government
 • Mayor Vittorino Boem
Area
 • Total 73.7 km2 (28.5 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (31 October 2009[1])
 • Total 15,702
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demonym Codroipesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33033
Dialing code 0432
Patron saint Madonna della Neve
Saint day 5 August
Website Official website

Codroipo (Friulian: Codroip) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Udine.

Codroipo borders the following municipalities: Basiliano, Bertiolo, Camino al Tagliamento, Lestizza, Mereto di Tomba, San Vito al Tagliamento, Sedegliano, Valvasone, Varmo.

History[edit]

The town was founded in Roman times and named Quadruvium. It shared its history with that of Friuli in general and was part of the Republic of Venice. In 1797 the Treaty of Campoformio was signed in a nearby villa owned by Ludovico Manin, marking Napoleon Bonaparte's victory, the fall of the First Coalition, and the cession of Friuli to Austria.

In the final days of World War I, it was occupied by the 332nd Infantry Regiment, the only American military unit in the Italian theater, granting it the distinction of being one of the very few towns in Austria-Hungary to be taken by American troops. After World War I it became part of Italy.

Notable sites[edit]

  • The frazione of Zompicchia hosted an ambush of peasants against noblemen during the riots that prepared the Friulan Revolt of 1511

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

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

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