Brembate di Sopra

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Brembate di Sopra
Comune di Brembate di Sopra
Church
Church
Location of Brembate di Sopra
Brembate di Sopra is located in Italy
Brembate di Sopra
Brembate di Sopra
Location of Brembate di Sopra in Italy
Brembate di Sopra is located in Lombardy
Brembate di Sopra
Brembate di Sopra
Brembate di Sopra (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°43′N 9°35′E / 45.717°N 9.583°E / 45.717; 9.583Coordinates: 45°43′N 9°35′E / 45.717°N 9.583°E / 45.717; 9.583
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceProvince of Bergamo (BG)
Government
 • MayorDiego Locatelli
Area
 • Total4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Population
(Dec. 2004)
 • Total7,190
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Brembatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
24030
Dialing code035

Brembate di Sopra (Bergamasque: Brembàt Sura) 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).[1]

Brembate di Sopra borders the following municipalities: Almenno San Bartolomeo, Barzana, Mapello, Ponte San Pietro, Valbrembo.

History[edit]

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 region was subsequently dominated by the Lombards who included it within the Duchy of Bergamo. The district is often included as part of Lemine during this period.

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.

Demographic evolution[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Brembate di Sopra is twinned with:

References[edit]

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