Concordia sulla Secchia

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Concordia sulla Secchia
Comune
Comune di Concordia sulla Secchia
The town hall after the 2012 earthquake.
The town hall after the 2012 earthquake.
Coat of arms of Concordia sulla Secchia
Coat of arms
Concordia sulla Secchia is located in Italy
Concordia sulla Secchia
Concordia sulla Secchia
Location of Concordia sulla Secchia in Italy
Coordinates: 44°55′N 10°59′E / 44.917°N 10.983°E / 44.917; 10.983
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena (MO)
Frazioni Fossa, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina, Vallalta
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Marchini
Area
 • Total 41.2 km2 (15.9 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (31 December 2012[1])
 • Total 8,860
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Concordiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41033
Dialing code 0535
Website Official website

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 sulla Secchia borders the following municipalities: Mirandola, Moglia, Novi di Modena, Quistello, San Giacomo delle Segnate, San Giovanni del Dosso, San Possidonio.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

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