|Comune di Mirandola|
|Frazioni||Cividale, Gavello, Mortizzuolo, Quarantoli, San Giacomo Roncole, San Martin Carano, San Martino Spino, Tramuschio|
|• Mayor||Maino Benatti|
|• Total||137.09 km2 (52.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Possidonio|
|Saint day||16 May|
Mirandola originated as a Renaissance city-fortress. For four centuries it was the seat of an independent principality (first a county, then a duchy), a possession of the Pico family, whose most outstanding member was the polymath Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463–94). It was besieged two times: in 1510 and 1551.
It was acquired by the Duchy of Modena in 1710. The city started to decay after the castle was destroyed in 1714.
On 29 May 2012, a powerful earthquake hit the Mirandola area. It killed at least 17 people and collapsed churches and factories. Also 200 were injured. The 5.8 magnitude quake left 14,000 people homeless.
- The Palazzo del Comune is a 15th-century edifice of Gothic style.
- The castle of the Pico family has been recently restored and it is now open to the public.
- Palazzo della Ragione, in late Gothic style.
- Palazzo Bergomi (15th century)
- Palazzo Comunale (1468, largely restored in the 19th century), with the portraits of the Pico and other artworks, including an Adoration of the Magi once attributed to Palma il Giovane.
- The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, dating from the end of the 15th century, has been restored.
- The Church of San Francesco is a fine Gothic church. It houses the tombs of the Pico family, including that of Prendiparte Pico (14th century). Collapsed during the second of the 2012 Emilia earthquakes.
- The Baroque Church of Gesù (1690).
- The 15th century Collegiata.
- Teatro Nuovo, opera house and theater built in 1905 and renovated in 2005
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Source: Comune di Mirandola
- Dailystar, 17 dead and 200 injured in latest killer quake in northern Italy, May 30, 2012 12:40 AM, By Colleen Barry
- Official website (in Italian)