Conselice

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Conselice
Comune
Comune di Conselice
Coat of arms of Conselice
Coat of arms
Conselice is located in Italy
Conselice
Conselice
Location of Conselice in Italy
Coordinates: 44°20′N 11°42′E / 44.333°N 11.700°E / 44.333; 11.700
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ravenna (RA)
Frazioni Lavezzola, Chiesanuova, S. Patrizio
Government
 • Mayor Geronimo (Partito Democratico)
Area
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (30 April 2010[1])
 • Total 9,920
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym Conselicesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48017
Dialing code 0545
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Conselice is a town and comune of about 10,000 people located in the Po River Valley, part of the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Originally it was a Roman harbor (known in Latin as Caput Silicis, literally "At the end of Via Silicis") important for the trade with Spina, an ancient Etruscan city, and located at the end of Via Sicilis, a Roman paved road intersecting the Via Emilia. The first written document mentioning the city as the portus de capite selcis dates to 1084.[2] From 1395 to 1598 it was ruled by the House of Este, and subsequently was part of the Papal States until the unification of Italy in 1861.

Conselice is the birthplace of the poet and revolutionary Eleuterio Felice Foresti, later a professor at Columbia University and University of the City of New York (1842) and United States consulate general in Genoa (1856).[3][4] Two local public schools are dedicated to him. The Italian partisan Ines Bedeschi, Gold Medal of Honor for Military Valor, and killed by the Nazis during the patriotic war 1943–45, was also born in Conselice in 1911

The local newspaper is a satiric one: "Caput Silicis".[5]

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