Scandiano

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Scandiano
Comune
Comune di Scandiano
Monument of Lazzaro Spallanzani
Monument of Lazzaro Spallanzani
Coat of arms of Scandiano
Coat of arms
Scandiano is located in Italy
Scandiano
Scandiano
Location of Scandiano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°35′50″N 10°41′30″E / 44.59722°N 10.69167°E / 44.59722; 10.69167Coordinates: 44°35′50″N 10°41′30″E / 44.59722°N 10.69167°E / 44.59722; 10.69167
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio nell'Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Arceto, Bosco, Cacciola, Ca' de' Caroli, Chiozza, Fellegara, Iano, Pratissolo, Rondinara, San Ruffino, Ventoso
Government
 • Mayor Alessio Mammi
Area
 • Total 49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (31 March 2009)
 • Total 24,716
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Scandianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Patron saint St. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint day November 25

Scandiano is a town and comune in Emilia-Romagna, in the northeast part of Italy country, near Reggio nell'Emilia city and Secchia river. It had some 24,700 inhabitants as of 31 March 2009.

History[edit]

From Scandiano (in italian)

The current residential settlement was founded by Fogliani Gilberto in 1262 with the construction of the Castle around which some houses developed. Initially built for defensive purposes, it was later transformed into a seigneurial mansion by the Boiardo family (1423–1560) and later into a Renaissance palace by the Marquis Thiene (1565–1623), the Bentivoglio (1623–45) and princes of Este (1645–1796)

Since the 1960s, the town has been an important centre for the production of tiles, connected to the district of Sassuolo.

Title[edit]

As a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Marquis of Scandiano" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Notable persons linked to Scandiano[edit]

Notable natives of Scandiano are:

Twin towns[edit]