Fara in Sabina

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Fara in Sabina
Comune
Comune di Fara in Sabina
Palazzo Orsini.
Palazzo Orsini.
Coat of arms of Fara in Sabina
Coat of arms
Fara in Sabina is located in Italy
Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina
Location of Fara in Sabina in Italy
Coordinates: 42°13′N 12°44′E / 42.217°N 12.733°E / 42.217; 12.733
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Baccelli, Borgo Quinzio, Canneto Sabino, Coltodino, Corese Terra, Passo Corese, Farfa, Prime Case, Talocci
Government
 • Mayor Davide Basilicata
Area
 • Total 54.9 km2 (21.2 sq mi)
Elevation 482 m (1,581 ft)
Population (February 2010[1])
 • Total 13,142
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02032
Dialing code 0765
Website Official website
Remains of the Abbey of St. Martin.

Fara in Sabina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Rome and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Rieti. It borders the municipalities of Castelnuovo di Farfa, Montelibretti, Montopoli di Sabina, Nerola, Toffia. The Abbey of Farfa is located in the township's territory.

History[edit]

The area was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as attested by several archaeological findings from the mid-Palaeolithic and the late Bronze Ages.

Between the 9th and the 6th centuries BC, a settlement of the Sabines, identified with the city of Cures, existed here, continuing into Roman Empire times. Remains from it include the baths, a small theatre and terraces for agriculture.

The origins of the modern town date however to Lombard times (late 6th century AD), as it has been supposed from the presence of the Lombard word fara ("family clan") in the name. A castle is known from 1006, and from 1050 Fara was a possession of the Abbey of Farfa; later it was a fief of the Orsini.

During World War II, the POW camp P.G. 54 was located at adjacent Passo Corese.[2]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Fara in Sabina is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ World War II - PoW Escape Routes in Italy 1943/44 P.4

External links[edit]

Media related to Fara in Sabina at Wikimedia Commons