Gavignano

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Gavignano
Comune di Gavignano
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Coat of arms of Gavignano
Coat of arms
Location of Gavignano
Gavignano is located in Italy
Gavignano
Gavignano
Location of Gavignano in Italy
Gavignano is located in Lazio
Gavignano
Gavignano
Gavignano (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°42′N 13°3′E / 41.700°N 13.050°E / 41.700; 13.050
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniRossilli
Government
 • MayorEmiliano Datti
Area
 • Total15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Elevation
404 m (1,325 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[3]
 • Total1,904
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gavignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00030
Dialing code06
Patron saintSt. Roch
Saint day16 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Gavignano is a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. Gavignano is approximately 50 km south east of Rome, on a hill in the Lepini Mountains.

The name of the town is believed to be derived from the Roman consul and general Aulus Gabinius, a friend of Pompey and ally of Julius Caesar.

The nearest train station is located in the town of Colleferro. Nearby, within the communal territory, is an archaeological site of a Roman villa from the Republican era, the villa "Rossilli", believed to be a country home of the Julii family. At Rossilli there is also a historical abbey, built by the Benedictines in the 12th century.

Pope Innocent III was born there in 1160.

References[edit]

  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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)