Erba, Lombardy

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Erba
Comune
Città di Erba
Erba-Chiesa Santa Eufemia.jpg
Coat of arms of Erba
Coat of arms
Erba is located in Italy
Erba
Erba
Location of Erba in Italy
Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°13′E / 45.817°N 9.217°E / 45.817; 9.217
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
Frazioni Arcellasco, Bindella, Campolongo, Incasate
Government
 • Mayor Marcella Tili (PdL)
Area
 • Total 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (31 March 2008)[1]
 • Total 16,974
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym Erbesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22036
Dialing code 031
Patron saint Birth of Virgin Mary
Website Official website

Erba (previously Erba-Incino, as it formed by the union of these two places, together with some smaller districts) is a comune (municipality) of some 17,000 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milan and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Como in the traditional region of Brianza at the foot of the Lombard Prealps and close to Monte Bollettone.

Erba borders the following municipalities: Albavilla, Caslino d'Erba, Castelmarte, Eupilio, Faggeto Lario, Longone al Segrino, Merone, Monguzzo, Ponte Lambro, Proserpio.

Erba was the site of the slaughter of four people including a 2 year old baby in December 2006. A married couple (the victims neighbours) have been arrested for the murders, the district attorney of Como believes that the reason for the killings is related to an ongoing feud between the families. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on May 12, 1970.

Main sights[edit]

  • Romanesque church of Sant'Eufemia, with the 11th-century bell tower.
  • Monument to World War I Victims, by Giuseppe Terragni (c. 1930)
  • Torre di Incino, with remains of a medieval castle.
  • Natural grotto of the Buco del Piombo.

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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