Ischia di Castro

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Ischia di Castro
Comune di Ischia di Castro
Coat of arms of Ischia di Castro
Coat of arms
Location of Ischia di Castro
Ischia di Castro is located in Italy
Ischia di Castro
Ischia di Castro
Location of Ischia di Castro in Italy
Ischia di Castro is located in Lazio
Ischia di Castro
Ischia di Castro
Ischia di Castro (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°32′N 11°45′E / 42.533°N 11.750°E / 42.533; 11.750
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Serra
Area
 • Total104.95 km2 (40.52 sq mi)
Elevation
384 m (1,260 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,285
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ischiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
01010
Dialing code0761

Ischia di Castro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region Latium, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Viterbo.

Ischia di Castro borders the following municipalities: Canino, Cellere, Farnese, Manciano, Pitigliano, Valentano.

It takes its name from the nearby Castro, a town destroyed by Papal forces in the 17th century. The town is home to the Ducal Palace, or Rocca, to whose project collaborated Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (also designer's of Castro's walls before its destruction). It was once a palace of the Farnese family.

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: Italian statistical institute Istat.