Seregno

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Seregno
Comune
Città di Seregno
Seregno Centro 2008.jpg
Coat of arms of Seregno
Coat of arms
Seregno is located in Italy
Seregno
Seregno
Location of Seregno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 9°12′E / 45.650°N 9.200°E / 45.650; 9.200
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Monza and Brianza (MB)
Frazioni Ceredo, San Carlo, Sant'Ambrogio, Santa Valeria, Lazzaretto, San Salvatore, Dosso, Meredo
Government
 • Mayor Giacinto Mariani (Lega Lombarda)
Area
 • Total 13.01 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Population (30 November 2012)[1]
 • Total 44,296
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Demonym Seregnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20831
Dialing code 0362
Patron saint Saint Valeria
Saint day 28 April
Website Official website

Seregno is a town and comune of the new Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region of Lombardy. As of November 2012, its population was 44,296 inhabitants, making it the second city of the province after Monza. Seregno received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on 26 January 1979.

Seregno is served by Seregno railway station.

Geography[edit]

The city is located in the upper part of the Lombard plain, 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Monza and only 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Milan, capital of the Region. The current infrastructure system, with two longitudinal bisecting roads and a thick mesh of provincial and municipal roads and railways make Seregno also very close to all the major attractions of the area such as the lake districts, the Alps, the cities of Como, Lecco, Bergamo and Varese.

Main sights[edit]

  • Basilica church of St. Joseph (18th century)
  • Landriani Caponaghi Palace, the current town hall
  • Odescalchi Villa
  • Barbarossa Tower

Economy[edit]

Seregno is positioned in the middle of one of the most economically productive areas in Italy with a high concentration of small and medium-sized enterprises. The total number of companies listed in Seregno is over 3,600, equal to about 6 percent of companies throughout the Province of Monza and Brianza territory. Seregno has a long-established tradition in industrial and craft production with excellence in the furniture sector, engineering industry, clothing and computer industries.

A peculiarity of Seregno is the presence of a high number of bank agencies in relation to the resident population and businesses located within the city boundaries.

People[edit]

Culture[edit]

The International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition, for tradition and amount of prize, is one of the oldest and most prestigious piano competitions in the world[2] taking place in Seregno, Italy since 1959 and held every two years.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • G. Ferrarini, A. Stadiotti, M. Stadiotti (a cura di). Seregno: Un paese, la sua storia, la sua anima. Telesio editrice, Carnate, 1999.
  • E. Mariani. Storia di Seregno – Circolo Culturale Seregn de la memoria. Seregno, 1963.
  • G. Picasso e M. Tagliabue (a cura di). Seregno. Una comunità di Brianza nella storia (secoli XI – XX) Comune di Seregno, Seregno, 1994.

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