Fornovo di Taro

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Fornovo di Taro
Comune di Fornovo di Taro
Panorama Fornovo.JPG
Coat of arms of Fornovo di Taro
Coat of arms
Location of Fornovo di Taro
Fornovo di Taro is located in Italy
Fornovo di Taro
Fornovo di Taro
Location of Fornovo di Taro in Italy
Fornovo di Taro is located in Emilia-Romagna
Fornovo di Taro
Fornovo di Taro
Fornovo di Taro (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°41′N 10°6′E / 44.683°N 10.100°E / 44.683; 10.100
ProvinceParma (PR)
FrazioniBanzola, Cafragna, Camporosso, Case Borgheggiani, Caselle, Case Rosa, Case Stefanini, Citerna, Citerna Vecchia, Faseto, Fornace, La Costla, La Magnana, Le Capanne, Neviano de' Rossi, Osteriazza, Piantonia, Piazza, Provinciali, Respiccio, Riccò, Roncolongo, Salita-Riola, Sivizzano, Spagnano, Triano, Villanova, Vizzola
 • MayorMichela Zanetti
 • Total57.52 km2 (22.21 sq mi)
158 m (518 ft)
 • Total6,007
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0525
WebsiteOfficial website

Fornovo di Taro (Emilian: Fornóv) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Parma, in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Parma. The town lies on the east bank of the Taro River.[4]

Fornovo di Taro borders the following municipalities: Collecchio, Medesano, Sala Baganza, Solignano, Terenzo, Varano de' Melegari. The Via Solferino bridge connects it to Ramiola on the other side of the river.

It is especially remembered as the seat of the Battle of Fornovo, fought in 1495 between the Italian league and the French troops of Charles VIII.[5]

At the end of the Second World War, the commune was liberated from Nazi German and Italian fascist forces by Brazilian forces on 29 April 1945. The main church is Chiesa di Fornovo Taro. The town also houses the Romanesque architecture church of Santa Maria Assunta (9th-12th centuries).

Population: There were 6.007 inhabitants on 01/01/2019. On 1 January 2019 there were 948 foreigners resident in the municipality, constituting 16% of the population. 54% of them are from African countries, 35% are from European countries and 9% from Asian countries.

Below are the largest groups:

Morocco: 272, Albania: 132, Romania: 126, Ghana: 80, Tunisia: 66, Moldova: 46, India: 32, Nigeria: 28, Ivory coast: 25, Ukraine: 21


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Touring Club Italiano Anna Pupillo Ferrari-Bravo (1996). Parma e provincia. Touring Editore. p. 101. ISBN 978-88-365-0952-2. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  5. ^ Poliakov, Léon (1977). Jewish Bankers and the Holy See from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century. Routledge & K. Paul. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-7100-8256-5. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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