Lodi Vecchio

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Lodi Vecchio
Comune
Città di Lodi Vecchio
Church of San Bassiano.
Church of San Bassiano.
Coat of arms of Lodi Vecchio
Coat of arms
Map - IT - Lodi - Lodi Vecchio.png
Lodi Vecchio is located in Italy
Lodi Vecchio
Lodi Vecchio
Location of Lodi Vecchio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°24′E / 45.300°N 9.400°E / 45.300; 9.400Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°24′E / 45.300°N 9.400°E / 45.300; 9.400
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Lodi (LO)
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Carlo Cordoni
Area
 • Total 16.0 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 7,218
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Ludevegini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26855
Dialing code 0371
Website Official website

Lodi Vecchio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lodi in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Milan and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Lodi. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on January 22, 2006.

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Is testified by its name (meaning "Old Lodi" in Italian), it occupies the site of the modern Lodi, which originated as a Celtic Insubric/Roman town on the Via Aemilia, known as Laus Pompeia. In the mid-4th century it became a bishopric seat.

In the 11th century it fought successfully against the more powerful Milan, until the latter's troops besieged and destroyed it in 1111. In 1158 the town was rebuilt by emperor Frederick I Barbarossa a few kilometers afar, originating the modern Lodi.

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