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
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniCasinalbo, Colombaro, Corlo, Magreta
Government
 • MayorMaria Costi
Area
 • Total46.74 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Elevation82 m (269 ft)
Population (31 March 2017)
 • Total34,328
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Formiginesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code41043
Dialing code059
Patron saintSt. Bartholomew
Saint day24 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Formigine (Modenese: Furméżen) is a town and comune in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. As of 2007 Formigine had an estimated population of 31,643.[1]

History

Formigine originates from the foundation of its castle in 1201 by the Comune of Modena, as a defence against Reggio Emilia, during a war started over the control of the waters to convey to the many canals departing from the river Secchia. In 1395 Niccolò III d'Este gave it in fiefdom to Marco Pio, lord of Carpi.

Main sights

  • 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.

People

Twin towns

Sources

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-02-23.