Cologno Monzese

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Cologno Monzese
Comune
Città di Cologno Monzese
Cologno Monzese piazza.jpg
Coat of arms of Cologno Monzese
Coat of arms
Cologno Monzese is located in Italy
Cologno Monzese
Cologno Monzese
Location of Cologno Monzese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°31′42.98″N 9°16′41.78″E / 45.5286056°N 9.2782722°E / 45.5286056; 9.2782722
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Frazioni San Maurizio al Lambro
Government
 • Mayor Mario Soldano (PD)
Area
 • Total 8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Elevation 134 m (440 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)[1]
 • Total 46,140
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Demonym Colognesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20093
Dialing code 02
Website Official website

Cologno Monzese is a comune (municipality) in the province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 5 kilometres (3 mi) northeast of Milan. The population increase took place after the World War II, when lots of immigrants from Southern Italy (especially from Apulia) settled here.

After being subject for a long time to the influence exerted by San Maurizio al Lambro (which is now part of the municipality as a hamlet) Cologno received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on September 19, 1996.

Main sights[edit]

The most important sights in Cologno are Villa Casati, the seat of the comune, and San Giuliano, a medieval Romanesque church. Part of the commune is included in the Media Valle del Lambro Park.

The TV studios of Mediaset and some radio networks (RTL 102.5, Radio Italia and Radio TRS) are located here.

Transports[edit]

The town is served by three station of the Milan Metro: Cologno Nord (North), Cologno Centro (Centre) and Cologno Sud (South). The nearest airport is Linate, in Milan, but Malpensa is not far. Cologno is also linked up with Milan by the Tangenziale Est, an orbital motorway that surrounds the capital city of Lombardy.

People[edit]

  • J-Ax Alessandro Aleotti (1972), rapper
  • Grido Luca Aleotti (1979), rapper
  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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