Camposanto

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Camposanto
Comune di Camposanto
Camposanto e il fiume Panaro.jpg
Location of Camposanto
Camposanto is located in Italy
Camposanto
Camposanto
Location of Camposanto in Italy
Camposanto is located in Emilia-Romagna
Camposanto
Camposanto
Camposanto (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°47′N 11°8′E / 44.783°N 11.133°E / 44.783; 11.133Coordinates: 44°47′N 11°8′E / 44.783°N 11.133°E / 44.783; 11.133
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
Government
 • MayorMonja Zaniboni
Area
 • Total22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total3,181
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Camposantesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41031
Dialing code0535
WebsiteOfficial website

Camposanto (Modenese: Campsànt; Mirandolese: Campsènt) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Modena on the Panaro river. Although the name in Italian literally means "saint's field", which normally means "cemetery" in Italian, its original (Latin) name, "Campus Sanctus", probably honoured the 14th century Ferrara family of Santi, who owned the land.

The Battle of Campo Santo was fought here in 1743.

Camposanto borders the following municipalities: Bomporto, Crevalcore, Finale Emilia, Medolla, Ravarino, San Felice sul Panaro, San Prospero.

In May 2012 Camposanto was the epicenter of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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