Ischia di Castro

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Ischia di Castro
Comune
Comune di Ischia di Castro
Coat of arms of Ischia di Castro
Coat of arms
Ischia di Castro is located in Italy
Ischia di Castro
Ischia di Castro
Location of Ischia di Castro in Italy
Coordinates: 42°32′N 11°45′E / 42.533°N 11.750°E / 42.533; 11.750
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Viterbo (VT)
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Serra
Area
 • Total 104.9 km2 (40.5 sq mi)
Elevation 384 m (1,260 ft)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 2,444
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Demonym Ischiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01010
Dialing code 0761

Ischia di Castro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region Latium, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Viterbo.

Ischia di Castro borders the following municipalities: Canino, Cellere, Farnese, Manciano, Pitigliano, Valentano.

It takes its name from the nearby Castro, a town destroyed by Papal forces in the 17th century. The town is home to the Ducal Palace, or Rocca, to whose project collaborated Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (also designer's of Castro's walls before its destruction). It was once a palace of the Farnese family.

References[edit]

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