Lodi Vecchio

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Lodi Vecchio

Lod Vég  (Lombard)
Città di Lodi Vecchio
Church of San Bassiano.
Church of San Bassiano.
Coat of arms of Lodi Vecchio
Coat of arms
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Location of Lodi Vecchio
Lodi Vecchio is located in Italy
Lodi Vecchio
Lodi Vecchio
Location of Lodi Vecchio in Italy
Lodi Vecchio is located in Lombardy
Lodi Vecchio
Lodi Vecchio
Lodi Vecchio (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°24′E / 45.300°N 9.400°E / 45.300; 9.400Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°24′E / 45.300°N 9.400°E / 45.300; 9.400
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceLodi (LO)
Government
 • MayorAlberto Vitale
Area
 • Total16.45 km2 (6.35 sq mi)
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,570
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ludevegini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26855
Dialing code0371
WebsiteOfficial website

Lodi Vecchio (Lodigiano: Lod Vég) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lodi in the Italian region Lombardy, which is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Milan and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Lodi. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on January 22, 2006.

History[edit]

As testified by its name (meaning "Old Lodi" in Italian), it occupies the site of the ancient Lodi, which originated as a Celtic Insubric/Roman town on the Via Aemilia, known as Laus Pompeia. In the mid-4th century it became a bishopric seat.

In the 11th century it fought successfully against the more powerful Milan, until the latter's troops besieged and destroyed it in 1111. In 1158 the town was rebuilt by emperor Frederick I Barbarossa a few kilometers afar, originating the modern Lodi.

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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. ^ Population data from ISTAT

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