|Comune di Cassago Brianza|
|Province||Province of Lecco (LC)|
|• Total||3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Cassago Brianza is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Milan and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Lecco. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,244 and an area of 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi).
The village is part of the historical region of Brianza, because it belonged to the Pieve of Missaglia, one of the territorial institution (along with Curtis Casalensis and others) who gave rise to the aggregation of Medieval communes named Universitas and Vicariatus "Briantiae", a «little republic or, more precisely, an autonomous province within the State of Milan». For its location, the village of Cassago can be considered today the geographical focus of Brianza (in the modern sense), who has considerably enlarged its extent during 18th century by influence of the Milanese point-of-view due to the new-born fashion for the rich people of Milan to make tourism in Brianza. In facts, Cassago has roughly the same distance to Brivio (the traditional east border of Brianza) and to Cantù (the new-fashion west border of Brianza), to Canzo (the traditional north border of Brianza) and to Biassono region (the new-fashion south border of Brianza).
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- V. Longoni, La piccola repubblica del Monte di Brianza, in "Brianze", n. 2, settembre-ottobre 1998, pp.39-42, cit. in F. Pirovano, D. F. Ronzoni, Uomini, animali, santi nella cultura popolare di Brianza, Bellavite 2001. In Italian.
- The name Brianza dates back to the pre-Roman period, and referred only to the lands of Quattrocento's Universitas and Vicariatus Montis Briantiae. The extension of the term to wester and souther lands is due to the desire of every notable Milanese family to can say to have a villa in Brianza, so they extended the borders of the term more as they could.