Romentino

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Romentino
Comune
Comune di Romentino
Coat of arms of Romentino
Coat of arms
Romentino is located in Italy
Romentino
Romentino
Location of Romentino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°28′N 8°43′E / 45.467°N 8.717°E / 45.467; 8.717
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Novara (NO)
Government
 • Mayor Gianbattista Paglino
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (31 July 2009)[1]
 • Total 5,222
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym Romentinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28068
Dialing code 0321
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Romentino is a town of about 5000 inhabitants in the province of Novara, Piedmont (Northern Italy) 8 km East of Novara and 40 km West of Milano. It has an area of about 18 square kilometres.

According to local historian Luigi Baldi, Romentino was founded by the Romans after their conquest of Cisalpine Gaul (Northern Italy) in 2nd Century BC. The name of the town was Roma apud Ticinum, that means Rome near Ticino River, though other hypotheses about the original name exist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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