Monteu da Po

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Monteu da Po
Comune di Monteu da Po
Remains of Industria.
Remains of Industria.
Coat of arms of Monteu da Po
Coat of arms
Location of Monteu da Po
Monteu da Po is located in Italy
Monteu da Po
Monteu da Po
Location of Monteu da Po in Italy
Monteu da Po is located in Piedmont
Monteu da Po
Monteu da Po
Monteu da Po (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°58′E / 45.183°N 7.967°E / 45.183; 7.967
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorLaura Gastaldo
Area
 • Total7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[2]
 • Total897
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montuesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10020
Dialing code011

Monteu da Po is a small comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy, 32 km north-east of Turin.

History[edit]

Monteu da Po was an ancient settlement of the Ligures. Its pre-Roman name, which appears on inscriptions of the early imperial period, was Bodincomagus from the Ligurian name of the Po, Bodincus, which meant "bottomless".[3] It stood on the right bank of the river, which has since changed its course and runs now a kilometre to the north of the town.[4]

In Roman times this became the flourishing colonia Industria of the Augustan Regio IX, enrolled in the tribus Pollia. Its importance derived from its location on the road which followed the Po from Augusta Taurinorum to Vardagate.

Excavations have brought to light a tower, a cult building (previously identified as a theatre), a sanctuary of Isis, valuable bronze figures (some of them made locally) and numerous inscriptions.

Industria appears to have been deserted in the fourth century CE.[4]

The name "Monteu" came from Latin mons acutus, meaning "sharp mountain".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ Pliny, Hist. Nat. iii. 122
  4. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.

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