Fara in Sabina
Fara in Sabina
|Comune di Fara in Sabina|
Fara in Sabina within the Province of Rieti
|Frazioni||Baccelli, Borgo Quinzio, Canneto Sabino, Coltodino, Corese Terra, Farfa, Passo Corese, Prime Case, Talocci|
|• Mayor||Roberta Cuneo|
|• Total||55 km2 (21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||482 m (1,581 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Antoninus|
|Saint day||2 September|
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.
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.
Fara in Sabina is twinned with:
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- World War II - PoW Escape Routes in Italy 1943/44 Archived 2012-01-31 at the Wayback Machine P.4
- 41835 Fara in Sabina on OpenStreetMap
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