Lusiana

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Lusiana
Comune
Comune di Lusiana
Lusiana.jpg
Lusiana is located in Italy
Lusiana
Lusiana
Location of Lusiana in Italy
Coordinates: 45°47′N 11°34′E / 45.783°N 11.567°E / 45.783; 11.567Coordinates: 45°47′N 11°34′E / 45.783°N 11.567°E / 45.783; 11.567
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Campana, Laverda, Santa Caterina, Valle di Sotto, Velo, Vitarolo
Government
 • Mayor Antonella Corradin
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 752 m (2,467 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total 2,615
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lusianesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 36046
Dialing code 0424
ISTAT code 024054
Patron saint San Giacomo il Maggiore
Saint day 25 July
Website Official website

Lusiana (Cimbrian / German: Lusaan) is a small town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is west of SP72, and is situated at about 750 metres (2,460 ft) above sea level on the Asiago plateau.

The small town is the birthplace of Sonia Gandhi, widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. She was born in a small quarter ("contràda" in Italian language) called “Màini” where families with the family name “Màino” have been living for many generations.[2][3][4][5] [6]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  3. ^ File:Sonia Gandhi birthplace.JPG
  4. ^ * [1] (from "The Newspaper of Vicenza", year 2004: un article about Lusiana and Sonia Gandhi with an other picture of her native house.)
  5. ^ http://www.vicenzae.org/ita/lo-sapevate-che/item/43-i-vicentini-illustri
  6. ^ "Sonia Gandhi was born Edvige Antonia Albina Maino to Stefano and Paola Maino on December 9, 1946, in Lusiana, a tiny town of fewer than 3000 inhabitants, nestled quietly in the crisp air of the verdant lower Alps of northeast Italy.⟨.....⟩ The quarter of Lusiana where the family lived - in a gray-fronted house with wooden shutters at the windows - was called Màini; people with the Maino surname had been there for several generations". (Rani Singh, Sonia Gandhi, an Extraordinary Life, an Indian Destiny, foreword by Michael Gorbachev, ed. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2011, part I, "from Italy to Britain", pag.9-10)