Gorgonzola, Milan

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Gorgonzola
Comune
Città di Gorgonzola
Night view of the Naviglio Martesana canal in Gorgonzola.
Night view of the Naviglio Martesana canal in Gorgonzola.
Coat of arms of Gorgonzola
Coat of arms
Gorgonzola is located in Italy
Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola
Location of Gorgonzola in Italy
Coordinates: 45°32′N 9°24′E / 45.533°N 9.400°E / 45.533; 9.400
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Stucchi
Area
 • Total 10.69 km2 (4.13 sq mi)
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (30 November 2011)[1]
 • Total 19,666
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Demonym Gorgonzolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20064
Dialing code 02
Website Official website

Gorgonzola is a comune in the province of Milan, part of Lombardy, northern Italy. Once a rural community, and famous for the cheese which bears its name, today it forms part of the Milanese conurbation and has three stations on the Milan Metro, Villa Pompea, Gorgonzola and Cascina Antonietta, all of which are on the M2 line.

History[edit]

In 453 the local pieve and the nearby town of Argentia were attacked and destroyed by the Huns. The first written document mentioning Gorgontiola dates from the 10th century. In 1176 it adhered to the Lombard League, and, during the ensuing wars between Guelphs and Ghibellines, it was the site of a battle in 1245 in which Enzio of Sardinia was made prisoner.
Gorgonzola received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on June 24, 2003.

Weather[edit]

Climate data for Gorgonzola
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.0
(32)
2.2
(36)
8.7
(47.7)
14.1
(57.4)
15.9
(60.6)
22.0
(71.6)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
20.6
(69.1)
12.7
(54.9)
7.2
(45)
2.0
(35.6)
13.03
(55.47)
Average low °C (°F) −8.4
(16.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.5
(38.3)
6.4
(43.5)
9.5
(49.1)
14.7
(58.5)
14.1
(57.4)
7.7
(45.9)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
3
(37.41)
Precipitation mm (inches) 68.6
(2.701)
75.4
(2.969)
100.5
(3.957)
111.1
(4.374)
177.5
(6.988)
100.2
(3.945)
77.0
(3.031)
104.3
(4.106)
98.5
(3.878)
177.0
(6.969)
107.3
(4.224)
60.0
(2.362)
610.5
(24.035)
Avg. precipitation days 7.0 7.0 8.7 15.1 22.2 12.6 7.8 7.6 22.1 14.3 9.4 6.8 74.3
Source: World Meteorological Organization (UN)[2]

Cheese[edit]

The well known Gorgonzola cheese is claimed by the residents to have originated in Gorgonzola in 879,[3] although other towns claim the origins.[4]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

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