Sant'Oreste

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Sant'Oreste
Comune
Comune di Sant'Oreste
Coat of arms of Sant'Oreste
Coat of arms
Sant'Oreste is located in Italy
Sant'Oreste
Sant'Oreste
Location of Sant'Oreste in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′N 12°31′E / 42.233°N 12.517°E / 42.233; 12.517Coordinates: 42°14′N 12°31′E / 42.233°N 12.517°E / 42.233; 12.517
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome (RM)
Government
 • Mayor Mario Segoni
Area
 • Total 44.0 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,800
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00060
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint St. Edistus
Saint day October 12
Website Official website

Sant'Oreste is a comune (municipality) in the province of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of Rome. It faces the Monte Soratte, which houses a Natural Preserve with the same name.

History[edit]

The first mention of Sant'Oreste is made by Benedict of Soratte (Benedetto del Soratte) in his Chronicon in 747 AD, in which he mentions Curtis Sancii Heristi.[2] One source states that the toponym derives from the family of the Aristi or Edisti. A member of this family, Saint Orestes (Edistus, Sant'Edisto, Sant'Oreste) was martyred for his faith around 68 AD. Linguistic corruptions transformed the name from Sanctus Edistus to Sanctus Heristus, Santo Resto, San Tresto, Sant'Oreste.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b Comune di Sant'Oreste