Cernusco sul Naviglio
|Cernusco sul Naviglio|
|Città di Cernusco sul Naviglio|
Santa Maria Assunta church
|• Mayor||Eugenio Comincini (PD)|
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||133 m (436 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2004)|
|• Density||2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Roch|
Until the 19th century the town was known as Cernusco Asinario, from the tomb of the Roman functionary Caius Asinius (died 45 BC) found in its territory. During the Lombard domination the area was a possession of the bishops of Monza; later it was acquired by the Pieve of Gorgonzola. In the 13th century it became a fief of the Torriani and, after the former's defeat, of the Visconti. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on March 18, 1985.
- Birthplace of former Italian national team footballer Gaetano Scirea.
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