Felino

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This article is about the Italian municipality. For the Mexican professional wrestler, see El Felino. For the military exercise conducted by the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, see Felino Exercise. For the subfamily of Felidae, see Felinae.
Felino
Comune
Comune di Felino
Castle of Felino
Castle of Felino
Felino within the Province of Parma
Felino within the Province of Parma
Felino is located in Italy
Felino
Felino
Location of Felino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°41′36.8″N 10°14′31.2″E / 44.693556°N 10.242000°E / 44.693556; 10.242000Coordinates: 44°41′36.8″N 10°14′31.2″E / 44.693556°N 10.242000°E / 44.693556; 10.242000
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Barbiano, Ca' Cotti, Ca' Gialla, Ca' Roma, Casale, La Resga, Monticello, Parigi, Poggio, San Michele de' Gatti, San Michele Tiorre, Sant'Ilario Baganza, Soragnola
Government
 • Mayor Elisa Leoni, acting mayor from 14/09/2015 following the death of incumbent mayor Maurizio Bertani
Area
 • Total 38.3 km2 (14.8 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,621
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Felinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43035
Dialing code 0521
Website Official website

Felino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Bologna and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Parma. As of 2011 it had a population of 8,621.[1]

History[edit]

The town developed around the castle, built in 9th century,[2] and the municipality was established in 1806.[3]

Geography[edit]

Felino is located in the western area of the Province of Parma, and its territory is part of the Boschi di Carrega Nature Park.[4] The municipality borders with Calestano, Langhirano, Parma and Sala Baganza.[5]

It counts 13 hamlets (frazioni):[6][7]

Village Population[7][6] Elevation[7][6]
Barbiano
64
366 m
Ca' Cotti
29
174 m
Ca' Gialla
108
164 m
Ca' Roma
21
153 m
Casale
339
150 m
La Resga
31
163 m
Monticello
24
365 m
Parigi
21
180 m
Poggio
266
262 m
San Michele de' Gatti
319
220 m
San Michele Tiorre
1,495
186 m
Sant'Ilario Baganza
75
286 m
Soragnola
42
247 m

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

The main attractions are the castle (dating to the 9th century AD and destroyed by Ludovico Sforza in 1483) and the museum of salami, a typical food of the area.

Gallery[edit]

Entrance to the castle 
Towers of the castle 
Museum of Salami 

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]