Zoppola

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Zoppola
Comune
Comune di Zoppola
Coat of arms of Zoppola
Coat of arms
Zoppola is located in Italy
Zoppola
Zoppola
Location of Zoppola in Italy
Coordinates: 45°58′N 12°46′E / 45.967°N 12.767°E / 45.967; 12.767
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Pordenone (PN)
Frazioni Castions, Cusano, Murlis, Orcenico Inferiore, Orcenico Superiore, Ovoledo, Poincicco
Government
 • Mayor Francesca Papais
Area
 • Total 45.4 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,608
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym Zoppolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33080
Dialing code 0434
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Zoppola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Trieste and about 9 kilometres (6 miles) east of Pordenone.

The Italian poet Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote a poem called Le gioie di Orcenico ("The joys of Orcenico"), since he lived in Casarsa della Delizia, not far from Zoppola's frazione (hamlet) of Orcenico from 1943 to 1949.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle of the Panciera Counts (14th century), owned by the patriarch of Aquileia and Cardinal Antonio Panciera. The inner court has frescoes by Pomponio Amalteo
  • Church of San Martino
  • Church of San Michele, in the frazione of Ovoledo, with 16th-century frescoes and paintings
  • Church of Sant'Andrea at Castions, with two canvasses by Amalteo and one by Antonio Carneo

International relations[edit]

Zoppola is twinned with:

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat

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