Felino

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Felino
Comune di Felino
Castle of Felino
Castle of Felino
Felino within the Province of Parma
Felino within the Province of Parma
Location of Felino
Felino is located in Italy
Felino
Felino
Location of Felino in Italy
Felino is located in Emilia-Romagna
Felino
Felino
Felino (Emilia-Romagna)
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
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceParma (PR)
FrazioniBarbiano, Ca' Cotti, Ca' Gialla, Ca' Roma, Casale, La Resga, Monticello, Parigi, Poggio, San Michele de' Gatti, San Michele Tiorre, Sant'Ilario Baganza, Soragnola
Government
 • MayorElisa Leoni
Area
 • Total38.3 km2 (14.8 sq mi)
Elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Population
(31 July 2017)[1]
 • Total8,860
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Felinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
43035
Dialing code0521
WebsiteOfficial website

Felino (Parmigiano: Flén) 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] The town is the traditional home of Salame di Felino, along with other cities in Parma.

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

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.

Towers of the castle.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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