Poggio Catino

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Poggio Catino
Comune
Comune di Poggio Catino
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Poggio Catino within the Province of Rieti
Poggio Catino is located in Italy
Poggio Catino
Poggio Catino
Location of Poggio Catino in Italy
Coordinates: 42°17′42.0″N 12°41′31.7″E / 42.295000°N 12.692139°E / 42.295000; 12.692139Coordinates: 42°17′42.0″N 12°41′31.7″E / 42.295000°N 12.692139°E / 42.295000; 12.692139
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan city Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Catino
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Sturba (Civic List, since 2009)
Area
 • Total 15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation 387 m (1,270 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,335
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Poggiocatinari
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02040
Dialing code 0765
Patron saint St. Sylvester
and St. Roch
Saint day 31 December
and 16 August
Website Official website

Poggio Catino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rieti. As of 31 December 2011, it had a population of 1,335 and an area of 15.0 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).[1]

History[edit]

The village was created at the end of the 11th century, above the Moricone hill, to find a larger building space than that of the nearby village of Catino, founded in the 7th century, and nowadays a hamlet of it. The toponym itself describes the topography of the built-up area: a hillock (poggio) above a basin (catino). Anciently under the rule of Farfa Abbey, it became part of the Province of Perugia, after the Italian unification (1861). Since 1927, with the creation of the Province of Rieti, Poggio Catino, as well as the rest of the new province, passed from the region of Umbria to the one of Lazio.[2]

Geography[edit]

Poggio Catino is a hilltown part of the historic region of Sabina. The municipality borders with Cantalupo in Sabina, Forano, Poggio Mirteto, Roccantica and Salisano.[3]

Its only hamlet (frazione), is the nearby village of Catino (42°17′25.8″N 12°41′36.0″E / 42.290500°N 12.693333°E / 42.290500; 12.693333), 1 km far and with a population of 112.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Panoramic view of Catino with the Longobard fortress in background 
The Longobard fortress of Catino 

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (in Italian) Historical info about Poggio Catino on sabina.it
  3. ^ 41931 (x a j h) Poggio Catino on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ (in Italian) Catino on italia.indettaglio.it

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