|Comune di Argenta|
Reclaimed land near Argenta.
|Province / Metropolitan city||Ferrara (FE)|
|Frazioni||Anita, Bando, Benvignante, Boccaleone, Campotto, Case Selvatiche, Consandolo, Filo, La Fiorana, Longastrino, Menate, Molino di Filo, Ospitale Monacale, San Biagio, San Nicolò, Santa Maria Codifiume, Traghetto|
|• Mayor||Giorgio Bellini (since June 2004)|
|• Total||311.02 km2 (120.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2013)|
|• Density||71/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||44010, 44011, 44014, 44016, 44040, 44048|
|Patron saint||St. Nicholas|
|Saint day||December 6|
Argenta is situated in a flat agricultural region near the Valli di Comacchio lagoon wetlands. Much of the latter is today a wildlife sanctuary and Argenta is home of the Marsh Museum which offers many facilities for ornithology.
In 1923 a Fascist squad murdered a Catholic priest, don Giovanni Minzoni, an anti-fascist and the voice of the poor farmers in Romagna, as well as a friend of several socialist politicians like Natale Galba.
Argenta is twinned with:
- Castelnau-le-Lez, France, since 2003
- Pieve di San Giorgio, a Palaeo-Christian church on the Reno River.
- Museum of the Valleys of Argenta
- Museo della Bonifica ("Museum of Land Reclamation")
Argenta is located on the SS16 Adriatica state highway, which connects it to Ferrara and Ravenna. It has a station on the Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini railroad.
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