Concordia Sagittaria

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Concordia Sagittaria
Comune
Comune di Concordia Sagittaria
Cathedral of Concordia Sagittaria.
Cathedral of Concordia Sagittaria.
Coat of arms of Concordia Sagittaria
Coat of arms
Concordia Sagittaria is located in Italy
Concordia Sagittaria
Concordia Sagittaria
Location of Concordia Sagittaria in Italy
Coordinates: 45°46′N 12°51′E / 45.767°N 12.850°E / 45.767; 12.850
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Venice (VE)
Frazioni Cavanella, Paludetto, Sindacale, Teson
Government
 • Mayor Marco Geromin
Area
 • Total 66.50 km2 (25.68 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (28 February 2007)
 • Total 10,708
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym Concordiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30023
Dialing code 0421
Website Official website

Concordia Sagittaria is a town and comune in the province of Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 42 BC as Iulia Concordia by the Romans, where the Via Annia and the Via Postumia crossed each other. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was part of the Lombard duchy of Cividale, and later was first in the March of Friuli and then in the Patriarchate of Aquileia. In 1420, together with all Friuli, it was annexed by the Republic of Venice.

In 1838 it was separated from Friuli to be included in the province of Venice.

Main sights[edit]

  • Trichora Martyrium (350 AD)
  • Remains of the Roman Bridge (1st-2nd century AD)
  • Bishop's Palace (15th century)
  • Baptistery (11th century)
  • Cathedral of St. Stephen (1466)