Montone

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Montone
Comune
Comune di Montone
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Coat of arms of Montone
Coat of arms
Montone is located in Italy
Montone
Montone
Location of Montone in Italy
Coordinates: 43°21′49″N 12°19′36″E / 43.36361°N 12.32667°E / 43.36361; 12.32667
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia (PG)
Frazioni Cárpini
Government
 • Mayor Mirco Rinaldi
Area
 • Total 50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Elevation 482 m (1,581 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 1,648
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Demonym Montonesi or Arietani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06014
Dialing code 075
Patron saint St. Gregory
Saint day March 12
Website Official website

Montone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 35 km north of Perugia.

Montone is a walled medieval village with a small industrial and housing estate surrounding the walled town center. The town is the origin of the Fortebracci condottieri family, whose most famous member was Braccio da Montone.

History[edit]

Believed to be of Medieval origins, Montone appears in the tenth century as a fiefdom of the Margravate of Colle and subsequently of the Del Monte family. By 1121 Montone, now under the direct control of Perugia, was authorized to be self-governing under its own statutes and legal officers.

In 1414 it was given to Braccio da Montone. His family held it until the early 16th century, when the Vitelli acquired it. Later in the century it was anexed to the Papal States.

References[edit]

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

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