Mesola

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Mesola
Comune
Comune di Mesola
Mesola Castle
Mesola is located in Italy
Mesola
Mesola
Location of Mesola in Italy
Coordinates: 44°55′N 12°14′E / 44.917°N 12.233°E / 44.917; 12.233Coordinates: 44°55′N 12°14′E / 44.917°N 12.233°E / 44.917; 12.233
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Province of Ferrara (FE)
Area
 • Total 85 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 7,223
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 44026
Dialing code 0533
Website Official website

Mesola (Ferrarese: La Mèsula) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ferrara in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Bologna and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Ferrara. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,331 and an area of 84.2 square kilometres (32.5 sq mi).[1]

Mesola borders the following municipalities: Ariano nel Polesine, Berra, Codigoro, Goro.

One of the landmarks in the town is the Castle of Mesola, built between 1578 and 1583, mainly used as a hunting lodge by the Este dynasty. It now houses the civic library and the Museum of the Wood and Deer of Mesola.[2]

Demographic evolution

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Ferrara Terra e Acqua website, entry on castle.

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