Bentivoglio, Emilia-Romagna

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Comune di Bentivoglio
Villa Smeraldi.
Bentivoglio is located in Italy
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)
 • Mayor Erika Ferranti
 • 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.


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

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