Pombia

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Pombia
Comune
Comune di Pombia
The Old Castle
The Old Castle
Coat of arms of Pombia
Coat of arms
Pombia is located in Italy
Pombia
Pombia
Location of Pombia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 8°38′E / 45.650°N 8.633°E / 45.650; 8.633Coordinates: 45°39′N 8°38′E / 45.650°N 8.633°E / 45.650; 8.633
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Novara (NO)
Government
 • Mayor Alberti Luigi Pilone
Area
 • Total 12.0 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,834
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28050
Dialing code 0321

Pombia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Novara. The commune is known for its Safari Park, established in 1976.

History[edit]

It has Roman origins, when it was called Flavia Plumbia. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the Lombardic conquest of northern Italy, it was the seat of a county, later, after Charlemagne's conquest, ruled by Frank feudataries.

References[edit]

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