|Comune di Nimis|
Sedilis and Ramandolo
|Province / Metropolitan city||Udine (UD)|
|Frazioni||Cergneu, Chialminis, Monteprato, Nongruella, Pecolle, Ramandolo, Tamar, Torlano, Vallemontana|
|• Total||33 km2 (13 sq mi)|
|Population (30 September 2008)|
|• Density||87/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Nimesi or Nimensi|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Sts. Gervasius and Protasius|
|Saint day||8 September|
Nimis (Slovene: Neme) is a town and comune of 2,817 located in the Italian province of Udine, about near to the border with Slovenia. It is situated at the foot of Mount Bernadia, home to a World War I Italian fort and a sweet white wine, Ramandolo.
According to the 1971 census, 25.4% of the population are Slovenes, but these are located mainly on some villages on the surrounding hills and not in the main town and the rest of the plain. Due to the ethnic, linguistic and cultural features of their population, the mountainous parts of the municipality are considered part of the traditional region known as the Friulian Slavia. In the remaining part of the municipality, the Friulian language is still widely spoken.
Nimis was founded by the ancient Romans, its name deriving from the Latin word "Nemus". After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it housed a castrum, mentioned by Paul the Deacon in his Historia Langobardorum. In World War II, the town was burned by the SS, due to the presence of both Italian and Yugoslav partisan brigades in the area.
- Ramandolo Protection Consortium
- Mountain Community Photogalley
- Italianmade.com Article on Ramandolo wine
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