Formigine

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Formigine
Comune
Comune di Formigine
Formigine-Château.jpg
Formigine is located in Italy
Formigine
Formigine
Location of Formigine in Italy
Coordinates: 44°36′26″N 10°56′0″E / 44.60722°N 10.93333°E / 44.60722; 10.93333Coordinates: 44°36′26″N 10°56′0″E / 44.60722°N 10.93333°E / 44.60722; 10.93333
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena (MO)
Frazioni Casinalbo, Colombaro, Corlo, Magreta
Government
 • Mayor Franco Richeldi
Area
 • Total 46.98 km2 (18.14 sq mi)
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (31 August 2005)
 • Total 31,402
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym Formiginesi or Pinellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41043
Dialing code 059
Patron saint St. Bartholomew
Saint day 24 August
Website Official website

Formigine is a town and comune in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. As of 2007 Formigine had an estimated population of 31,643.

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History[edit]

Formigine originates from the foundation of its castle in 1201 by the Commune of Modena, as a defence against Bologna, Modena's traditional enemy. In 1395 Niccolò III d'Este gave it in fiefdom to Marco Pio, lord of Carpi.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle (thirteenth century)in the Town centre.
  • Villa Gandini, in the 'Park of the Resistance' Via San Antonio (now housing the public library)
  • Hermit Enrico's house (now museum)
  • San Bartolomeo Church in the Town centre opposite the Castle.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-23.