Peschiera Borromeo

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Peschiera Borromeo
Comune
Città di Peschiera Borromeo
Peschiera Borromeo is located in Italy
Peschiera Borromeo
Peschiera Borromeo
Location of Peschiera Borromeo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°26′N 9°19′E / 45.433°N 9.317°E / 45.433; 9.317Coordinates: 45°26′N 9°19′E / 45.433°N 9.317°E / 45.433; 9.317
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Milan (MI)
Frazioni Peschiera, Mirazzano, San Bovio, Bettola, Bellingera, Mezzate, Bellaria, Zelo, Foramagno, Plasticopoli, Canzo, Linate
Area
 • Total 23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 21,146
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym Peschieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20068
Dialing code 02
Website Official website
The castle of the House of Borromeo

Peschiera Borromeo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 21,146 and an area of 23.5 square kilometres (9.1 sq mi).[1] It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on August 6, 1988.

The municipality of Peschiera Borromeo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Peschiera, Mirazzano, San Bovio, Bettola, Bellingera, Mezzate, Bellaria, Zelo, Foramagno, Plasticopoli, Canzo, and Linate.

Peschiera Borromeo borders the following municipalities: Milan, Pioltello, Segrate, Rodano, Pantigliate, San Donato Milanese, Mediglia.

History[edit]

The land was owned by the House of Borromeo of San Miniato in the 14th century and possibly earlier. Peschiera Borromeo's main attraction is the Borromeo Castle, built in 1437 by Vitaliano Borromeo. The Borromei were, during the later years of the Ambrosian Republic, pro-Francesco Sforza, and housed him in the castle while he besieged Milan in 1450. In 1461 Sforza, now the Duke of Milan, made Filippo Borromeo the Conte di Peschiera.

Peschiera was made a comune in 1863, and, partly distinguish it from Peschiera del Garda and partially to honor the Borromeo Family, it was given the full name Peschiera Borromeo.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Comune di Peschiera Borromeo (Under Il Castello at lower right)

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