Asola, Lombardy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Asola
Comune
Città di Asola
Asola cattedrale di S. Andrea.jpg
Coat of arms of Asola
Coat of arms
Asola is located in Italy
Asola
Asola
Location of Asola in Italy
Coordinates: 45°13′N 10°25′E / 45.217°N 10.417°E / 45.217; 10.417Coordinates: 45°13′N 10°25′E / 45.217°N 10.417°E / 45.217; 10.417
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Mantua (MN)
Frazioni Barchi, Castelnuovo, Gazzuoli, San Pietro, Sorbara
Government
 • Mayor Raffaele Favai
Area
 • Total 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (1 January 2009)
 • Total 10,056
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Asolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46041
Dialing code 0376
Website Official website

Asola is a commune in the province of Mantua, Lombardy (northern Italy). It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 23, 1951.

In 1516, when it was part of the Republic of Venice, it was unsuccessfully besieged by the troops of the Austrian Maximilian I. The event is portrayed in a painting by Tintoretto, The Siege of Asola.

Twin towns[edit]