Bentivoglio, Emilia-Romagna

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Bentivoglio
Comune
Comune di Bentivoglio
Villa Smeraldi.
Bentivoglio is located in Italy
Bentivoglio
Bentivoglio
Location of Bentivoglio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°38′N 11°25′E / 44.633°N 11.417°E / 44.633; 11.417Coordinates: 44°38′N 11°25′E / 44.633°N 11.417°E / 44.633; 11.417
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Bologna (BO)
Government
 • Mayor Erika Ferranti
Area
 • Total 51.1 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,477
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bentivogliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40010
Dialing code 051
Website Official website

Bentivoglio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Bologna in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Bologna.

Bentivoglio borders the following municipalities: Argelato, Castel Maggiore, Granarolo dell'Emilia, Malalbergo, Minerbio, San Giorgio di Piano, San Pietro in Casale.

History[edit]

First settlements in Bentivoglio's territory date back to the Villanovan civilization, as testified by some cremation tombs dating from the 10th century BC and by a 6th century BC stele. The Romans carried first measures for land reclamation.

In the Middle Ages the central area of the territory was called "Poledrano Bridge"; the name stemmed from the passage of foals on the Navile canal bridge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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