Agosta, Lazio

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Agosta
Comune di Agosta
View of Agosta
View of Agosta
Coat of arms of Agosta
Coat of arms
Location of Agosta
Agosta is located in Italy
Agosta
Agosta
Location of Agosta in Italy
Agosta is located in Lazio
Agosta
Agosta
Agosta (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°59′N 13°2′E / 41.983°N 13.033°E / 41.983; 13.033
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniMadonna della Pace, Le Selve, Cacino, Tostini, Il Barco, La Vasca
Government
 • MayorGianfranco Massimi
Area
 • Total9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation
392 m (1,286 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,742
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Agostani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00020
Dialing code0774

Agosta (Romanesco: Austa) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Rome.

Located on a tuff rock in the Monti Simbruini area, Agosta borders the following municipalities: Canterano, Cervara di Roma, Marano Equo, Rocca Canterano, Subiaco.

History[edit]

The area of Agosta was inhabited since prehistoric times. It is mentioned in Augustus's Res Gestae as the source of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, and after that it took its name from the Roman emperor. In 1051 AD a castle is mentioned here, which later was a possession of the monastery of Subiaco.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle
  • Arch of the Cardinal o della Porta, built in 1503 near a bridge which at the time crossed the Aniene river.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Passo (17th century)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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