Monteu da Po

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Monteu da Po
Comune
Comune di Monteu da Po
Remains of Industria.
Remains of Industria.
Coat of arms of Monteu da Po
Coat of arms
Monteu da Po is located in Italy
Monteu da Po
Monteu da Po
Location of Monteu da Po in Italy
Coordinates: 45°11′N 7°58′E / 45.183°N 7.967°E / 45.183; 7.967
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Maria Elisa Ghion
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 882
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym Montuesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10020
Dialing code 011

Monteu da Po is a small comune in the province 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".[1] 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.

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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pliny, Hist. Nat. iii. 122

External links[edit]

  • INDU´STRIA'” in William Smith, Ed. (1854), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography.