Soragna

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Soragna
Comune
Comune di Soragna
Soragna-Italy-Municipality-Palace.jpg
Coat of arms of Soragna
Coat of arms
Soragna is located in Italy
Soragna
Soragna
Location of Soragna in Italy
Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°7′E / 44.933°N 10.117°E / 44.933; 10.117
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Carzeto, Castellina, Diolo
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Iaconi Farina
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 4,793
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43019
Dialing code 0524

Soragna is a town and comune in the province of Parma of northern Italy with a population of about 4,800.

The town is known from 712, when it was mentioned in a document by the Lombard king Liutprand. From 1198 it was a possession of the Lupi family and was an imperial fief (a marquisate from 1347 and a principate from 1709), with the right to mint coins.

It is home to a medieval rocca (fortress), turned into a noble residence in the late 18th century. It has 16th century by Cesare Baglione and others. The park was turned into an English garden around 1820.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

Sources[edit]

  • Mordacci, Alessandra, ed. (2009). La Rocca di Soragna. Parma: Gazzetta di Parma Editore. 

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