Malgrate

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Malgrate
Malgratesi
Comune
Comune di Malgrate
Panorama di Malgrate
Malgrate - Skyline
Coat of arms of Malgrate
Coat of arms
Malgrate is located in Italy
Malgrate
Malgrate
Location of Malgrate in Italy
Coordinates: 45°51′N 9°24′E / 45.850°N 9.400°E / 45.850; 9.400Coordinates: 45°51′N 9°24′E / 45.850°N 9.400°E / 45.850; 9.400
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Lecco (LC)
Frazioni Malgrate Bassa,Gaggio, Paradiso, Porto
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Codega
Area
 • Total 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 231 m (758 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 4,233
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym Malgratesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23864
Dialing code 0341
Patron saint S. Leonardo
Saint day Nov 6

Malgrate is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco, in the Italian region Lombardy. Malgrate is located across from Lecco, from which it is geographically divided by the Lake Como. According to 31 December 2004 demographic data, has a population of 4,233 in an area of 2.0 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi).It Is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast from Milan, the main city in Northern Italy.

Malgrate, located after Lecco to the West, is one of the gates of the Brianza. Malgrate borders Galbiate, where in Figina, (in the current territory of Villa Vergano, a frazione of Galbiate), appears the first written mention of the name Brianza. Malgrate borders also the following municipalities: Lecco and Valmadrera.

In ancient Roman times, the town was known as Antesitum.

It is the birthplace of Angelo Scola (born 7 November 1941), a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, philosopher, and theologian.

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