Poggio Rusco

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Poggio Rusco
Comune
Comune di Poggio Rusco
View of the historical center in 2013, with restoration works ongoing after the 2012 earthquake.
View of the historical center in 2013, with restoration works ongoing after the 2012 earthquake.
Coat of arms of Poggio Rusco
Coat of arms
Poggio Rusco is located in Italy
Poggio Rusco
Poggio Rusco
Location of Poggio Rusco in Italy
Coordinates: 44°58′40″N 11°07′10″E / 44.97778°N 11.11944°E / 44.97778; 11.11944
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Mantua (MN)
Frazioni Dragoncello, Quattrocase, Segonda, Stoppiaro
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Zacchi
Area
 • Total 42.35 km2 (16.35 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)
 • Total 6,641
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Poggesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 46025
Dialing code 0386
Patron saint St.Mary
Saint day May 31
Website Official website

Poggio Rusco (Lower Mantovano: Al Pòs) is a small town and comune in the Province of Mantua, whose inhabitants number 6,641 as of January 1, 2015. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from the provincial capital.

The town extends its territory in the south-eastern Oltrepò Mantovano, 9 kilometres (6 mi) from the Po River and just 2 kilometres (1 mi) from Province of Modena, equidistant position to important cities of Po Valley like Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Bologna and Modena.

Transportation[edit]

State Road 12, called Abetone-Brennero, which links Po Valley with Germany, intersects the Provincial Road 496, which connects Mantua with Ferrara.

Here the Bologna-Verona-Brennero-Munich railway line meets the La Spezia-Parma-Suzzara-Poggio Rusco-Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini line, which links the Adriatic Sea with Tyrrhenian Sea.

Twin cities[edit]

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