Nimis

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Nimis
Comune
Comune di Nimis
Sedilis and Ramandolo
Sedilis and Ramandolo
Coat of arms of Nimis
Coat of arms
Nimis is located in Italy
Nimis
Nimis
Location of Nimis in Italy
Coordinates: 46°12′N 13°16′E / 46.200°N 13.267°E / 46.200; 13.267
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Udine (UD)
Frazioni Cergneu, Chialminis, Monteprato, Nongruella, Pecolle, Ramandolo, Tamar, Torlano, Vallemontana
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (30 September 2008)
 • Total 2,862
 • Density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Nimesi or Nimensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33045
Dialing code 0432
Patron saint Sts. Gervasius and Protasius
Saint day 8 September
Website Official website

Nimis (Slovene: Neme) is a town and comune of 2,817 located in the Italian province of Udine, about near to the border with Slovenia. It is situated at the foot of Mount Bernadia, home to a World War I Italian fort and a sweet white wine, Ramandolo.

The town is bordered by the comuni of Attimis, Lusevera, Povoletto, Reana del Rojale, Taipana and Tarcento.

According to the 1971 census, 25.4% of the population are Slovenes, but these are located mainly on some villages on the surrounding hills and not in the main town and the rest of the plain. Due to the ethnic, linguistic and cultural features of their population, the mountainous parts of the municipality are considered part of the traditional region known as the Friulian Slavia. In the remaining part of the municipality, the Friulian language is still widely spoken.

Nimis was founded by the ancient Romans, its name deriving from the Latin word "Nemus". After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it housed a castrum, mentioned by Paul the Deacon in his Historia Langobardorum. In World War II, the town was burned by the SS, due to the presence of both Italian and Yugoslav partisan brigades in the area.


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