Pomezia

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Pomezia
Comune
Comune di Pomezia
Panorama of Pomezia
Panorama of Pomezia
Coat of arms of Pomezia
Coat of arms
Pomezia is located in Italy
Pomezia
Pomezia
Location of Pomezia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°30′E / 41.683°N 12.500°E / 41.683; 12.500
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Frazioni Campo Ascolano, Campo Bello, Campo Jemini, Campo Selva, Castagnetta, Cinque Poderi, Colli di Enea, Macchiozza, Martin Pescatore, Pratica di Mare, Santa Palomba, Santa Procula, Sedici Pini, Torvaianica, Torvaianica Alta, Viceré, Villaggio Azzurro, Villaggio Tognazzi
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Fucci (Five Star Movement)
Area
 • Total 107.34 km2 (41.44 sq mi)
Elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Population (21 August 2012)[1]
 • Total 57,114
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Pometini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialing code 0691
Patron saint St. Benedict of Nursia
Saint day July 11
Website Official website

Pomezia (Italian pronunciation: [poˈmɛttsja]) is a municipality (comune) in the province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. In 2009 it had a population of about 60,000.

History[edit]

The town was built entirely new near the location of ancient Lavinium on land resulting from the final reclamation of the Pontine Marshes under Benito Mussolini, being inaugurated on 29 October 1939. Its new population was extracted from the poor peasants of Romagna, Veneto and Friuli. Peace did not last long. After being occupied by the forces of the Third Reich, Pomezia was heavily bombed during the Battle of Anzio in World War II. After the end of the war, Pomezia developed as a strong industrial center, especially in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as a recreational center.

Pratica di Mare is the "frazione" of Pomezia where the ruins of the ancient port of Lavinium are located, now 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ancient community was on some hilly ground at the mouth of a stream. Currently the flat alluvial sediment between the hill and the beach is occupied by Pratica di Mare Air Force Base, a facility of the Aeronautica Militare that also finds great utility as a secure airport and a location for air shows and races.

The name of Pomezia comes from the Latin city of Suessa Pometia, although it is unknown where Pometia was located.

Sport[edit]

The most popular sport in Pomezia is football (soccer). The oldest and the biggest football club in the comune is Pomezia Calcio, that plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Pomezia is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population for ISTAT" (in Italian). ISTAT. 

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