Concordia sulla Secchia
|Concordia sulla Secchia|
|Comune di Concordia sulla Secchia|
The town hall after the 2012 earthquake.
|Frazioni||Fossa, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina, Vallalta|
|• Mayor||Carlo Marchini|
|• Total||41.2 km2 (15.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Concordia sulla Secchia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Modena.
Concordia was part of the fiefs of the Pico della Mirandola family starting from 1311, when Francesco I Pico had a mill built here near the Secchia river. In 1704 the town was besieged and set to fire by French troops in the course of the War of Spanish Succession.
In 1711, the duke of Modena (House of Este) acquired the states of the Pico della Mirandola, including, among others, the duchy of Mirandola, the marquisate of La Concordia and the lordship of San Martino in Spino.
Concordia has been heavily damaged by an earthquake on 29 May 2012. The event has partially destroyed the church, the town hall and all the historical buildings in the town center.
- Data from Istat
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