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Comune di Poncarale
Comune di Poncarale.jpg
Poncarale is located in Italy
Location of Poncarale in Italy
Coordinates: 45°28′N 10°11′E / 45.467°N 10.183°E / 45.467; 10.183Coordinates: 45°28′N 10°11′E / 45.467°N 10.183°E / 45.467; 10.183
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Borgo Poncarale
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,311
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Poncaralesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25020
Dialing code 030
Patron saint Gervasius and Protasius
Saint day 19 June
Website Official website

Poncarale is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy.


Origin of the name[edit]

The name comes from the Latin pons caralis to point out the driveway bridge of the castle for communicate with the burgum.

Roman and medieval era[edit]

The oldest archeological findings are from the Roman era, are those came to light in 1931 during the restoration work following the overflowing of the river Garza.

In the 9th century there are a noble brescian family named Poncarali and their task was the administration of the surrounsing plain.

From 15th to 19th century[edit]

There was a difficult period because there was the plague. The first church of the town was opened in 1717. In 1897 the cemetery and the town hall were built by the company of the mayor Emanuele Bertazzoli.

20th century[edit]

From 1928 to 1956 the comune was joint to the comune of Flero(it was founded the comune of Poncarale Flero) by a Royal Decree.

During the second world war the Monte Netto was a shelter for a lot of partisans.


The territory of Poncarale is characterized by the presence of the relief of the Monte Netto, an isolated plain area. There are a lot of rivers, like Molone and Vaso Orso. The most spread crops are corn, sugar beet and soy, moreover is an important area for the vineyards.

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