Montese

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Montese
Comune di Montese
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Coat of arms of Montese
Coat of arms
Location of Montese
Montese is located in Italy
Montese
Montese
Location of Montese in Italy
Montese is located in Emilia-Romagna
Montese
Montese
Montese (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°16′10″N 10°56′45″E / 44.26944°N 10.94583°E / 44.26944; 10.94583
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniBertocchi, Castelluccio di Moscheda, Iola, Maserno, Montalto, Montespecchio, Salto, San Giacomo Maggiore, San Martino, Semelano
Government
 • MayorLuciano Mazza
Area
 • Total81.01 km2 (31.28 sq mi)
Elevation
842 m (2,762 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,325
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montesini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41055
Dialing code059
ISTAT code036026
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
WebsiteOfficial website

Montese (Frignanese: Muntês) is a town in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

During World War II, the town was liberated by Brazilian forces on 17 April 1945, after three days of battle against German forces.

There is a neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Ceará, named after the Italian city. This was to pay homage to the Brazilian soldiers who had died in the battle to take Montese from the Germans during World War II.

Sources[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 from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)