Brembate di Sopra
|Brembate di Sopra|
|Comune di Brembate di Sopra|
|Province||Province of Bergamo (BG)|
|• Mayor||Diego Locatelli|
|• Total||4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||267 m (876 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Brembate di Sopra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northeast of Milan and about 7 km (4 mi) northwest of Bergamo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,190 and an area of 4.3 square kilometres (2 square miles).
The first urbanization here was the work of the Romans, mindful of the strategic importance of the nearby road connecting Bergamo to Como. Archeological finds have confirmed the existence of Roman military camps in the area.
The earliest written records of Brembate date back to 856. The village, which takes its name from its proximity to the river Brembo, began to be referred to as 'Brembate di Sopra' (Upper Brembate) to distinguish it from Brembate di Sotto (now known simply as Brembate) to the south.
In 2010, Brembate di Sopra resident Yara Gambirasio was murdered.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Brembate di Sopra is twinned with:
- Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.