Casalecchio di Reno
|Casalecchio di Reno|
|Comune di Casalecchio di Reno|
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
|Province / Metropolitan city||Bologna (BO)|
|Frazioni||Old frazioni have been replaced by five zones: Croce, Centro (or Garibaldi), Ceretolo, San Biagio, Tizzano Eremo|
|• Mayor||Massimo Bosso (PD)|
|• Total||17 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2014)|
|• Density||2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||11 November|
Casalecchio's name is derived from Casaliculum ("collection of little houses"), and from the presence of the Reno River. The site has archaeological treasures dating from the Paleolithic and Villanovan eras; Etruscan remains have also been found.
On 6 December 1990, an Aermacchi MB-326 jet of the Italian Air Force crashed into Gaetano Salvemini technical high school in Casalecchio di Reno. Twelve students were killed and at least 70 injured. The pilot ejected after losing control of the aircraft.
Casalecchio di Reno is twinned with:
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