|Comune di Poggio Catino|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Rieti (RI)|
|• Mayor||Roberto Sturba (Civic List, since 2009)|
|• Total||15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||387 m (1,270 ft)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Sylvester
and St. Roch
|Saint day||31 December
and 16 August
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).
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.
- Gregory of Catino (1060–1130), Christian monk and historian
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