Castel Giorgio

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Castel Giorgio
Comune di Castel Giorgio
Town Hall.
Town Hall.
Location of Castel Giorgio
Castel Giorgio is located in Italy
Castel Giorgio
Castel Giorgio
Location of Castel Giorgio in Italy
Castel Giorgio is located in Umbria
Castel Giorgio
Castel Giorgio
Castel Giorgio (Umbria)
Coordinates: 42°42′N 11°59′E / 42.700°N 11.983°E / 42.700; 11.983Coordinates: 42°42′N 11°59′E / 42.700°N 11.983°E / 42.700; 11.983
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
ProvinceTerni (TR)
FrazioniCasa Perazza, Contrada Poderetto
Government
 • MayorAndrea Garbini
Area
 • Total42.3 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation
559 m (1,834 ft)
Population
 (2014)[3]
 • Total2,160
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castelgiorgesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05013
Dialing code0763
Patron saintSt. Pancratius
Saint dayMay 12
WebsiteOfficial website

Castel Giorgio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 60 km southwest of Perugia and about 60 km northwest of Terni on the Alfine Highland, facing the Lake Bolsena.

The municipality of Castel Giorgio is also known as "European Capital of American Football" because within the territory of the town there is the "Vince Lombardi stadium", the first field in Italy designed for this sport.

History[edit]

In the area of Castel Giorgio remains from prehistoric settlements, belonging to the Villanovan civilization, were found in 1993. Also present are an Etruscan necropolis (3rd-2nd centuries BC) and remains of Roman villas and roads (Via Traiana Nova and Via Cassia)

The town was founded in 1477, as castle and residence for the bishop of Orvieto, Giorgio della Rovere. After several vicissitudes, the palace was restored by Cardinal Giacomo Sannesio in 1610-1620, turning it into a summer resort for the prelates of Orvieto.

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.

External links[edit]

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