|Comune di Nova Milanese|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Monza and Brianza (MB)|
|• Mayor||Rosaria Longoni (PD)|
|• Total||5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||175 m (574 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Nova Milanese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Milan. As of 2010, it had a population of 23,152 and an area of 5.81 square kilometres (2.24 sq mi). It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree. Nova Milanese borders the following municipalities: Cinisello Balsamo, Desio, Muggiò, Paderno Dugnano, Varedo.
An ancient route connected Milan to Carate Brianza through the city and because the location was 14 kilometres (9 mi) from Milan it was called Nova Milanese (nine is nove in Italian).
At the beginning of the 20th century the main economic activity was the breeding of silkworms. This continued until the 1920s when there was the advent of synthetic fibers.In addition to the soil grains, it produced excellent grapes, in fact Nova Milanese appears along with 20 other countries as the best producer of wine in the ranking by the Milanese poet Carlo Porta in 1815.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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