Fara in Sabina

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Fara in Sabina
Comune di Fara in Sabina
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Coat of arms of Fara in Sabina
Coat of arms
Fara in Sabina within the Province of Rieti
Fara in Sabina within the Province of Rieti
Location of Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina is located in Italy
Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina
Location of Fara in Sabina in Italy
Fara in Sabina is located in Lazio
Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°13′N 12°44′E / 42.217°N 12.733°E / 42.217; 12.733
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceRieti (RI)
FrazioniBaccelli, Borgo Quinzio, Canneto Sabino, Coltodino, Corese Terra, Farfa, Passo Corese, Prime Case, Talocci
Government
 • MayorDavide Basilicata
Area
 • Total55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation
482 m (1,581 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017[2])[3]
 • Total13,904
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Faresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
02032
Dialing code0765
Patron saintSt. Antoninus
Saint day2 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Fara in Sabina, also spelled Fara Sabina, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Rome and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Rieti.

History[edit]

The area was inhabited in prehistoric times, as attested by several archaeological findings from the mid-Palaeolithic and late Bronze Ages.

Between the 9th and the 6th centuries BC, a settlement of the Sabines, identified with the city of Cures, existed here, continuing into Roman Empire times. Remains from it include the baths, a small theatre and terraces for agriculture.

The origins of the modern town date from Lombard times (late 6th century AD), as it has been supposed from the presence of the Lombard word fara ("family clan") in the name. A castle is known from 1006 and, from 1050, Fara was a possession of the Abbey of Farfa, which is located in the present municipal territory. Later it was a fief of the Orsini.

During World War II, the POW camp P.G. 54 was located at adjacent Passo Corese.[4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Castelnuovo di Farfa, Montelibretti, Montopoli di Sabina, Nerola and Toffia.[5]

It counts the hamlets of Baccelli, Borgo Quinzio, Canneto Sabino, Coltodino, Corese Terra, Farfa, Passo Corese, Prime Case and Talocci.

International relations[edit]

Fara in Sabina is twinned with:

Orsini Palace.
Remains of the Abbey of St. Martin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ World War II - PoW Escape Routes in Italy 1943/44 Archived 2012-01-31 at the Wayback Machine P.4
  5. ^ 41835 (x a j h) Fara in Sabina on OpenStreetMap

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