|Città di Pontida|
|Province||Province of Bergamo (BG)|
|Frazioni||Boffuro, Buttarello, Cà Barile, Cà Frosco, Cà Pietaglio, Canto, Cerchiera, Costa, Gaggio Sopra, Gaggio Sotto, Ghiringhello, Grombosco, Gromfaleggio, Massera, Metà Ripa di Sotto, Odiago, Roncallo, Sotto i Ronchi, Torchio, Valmora|
|• Mayor||Luigi Carozzi|
|• Total||10.38 km2 (4.01 sq mi)|
|Elevation||313 m (1,027 ft)|
|• Density||320/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Pontida is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Milan and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northwest of Bergamo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,112 and an area of 10.1 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi).
It has been the location of the Pontida's Oath on 7 April 1167.
Pontida received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on July 11, 2006.
The municipality of Pontida contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Boffuro, Buttarello, Cà Barile, Cà Frosco, Cà Pietaglio, Canto, Cerchiera, Costa, Gaggio Sopra, Gaggio Sotto, Ghiringhello, Grombosco, Gromfaleggio, Massera, Metà Ripa di Sotto, Odiago, Roncallo, Sotto i Ronchi, Torchio, Valmora
Pontida's main claim to historical renown is due to the Oath of Pontida, signed there in 1167 and marking the foundation of the Lombard League, which nine years later would go on to defeat Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa at the Battle of Legnano.
The "Oath of Pontida" often inspired Italian nationalists during the 19th century Risorgimento, struggling against the Austrian occupation, and seeing this historical event as a precedent and inspiration for their own struggle.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Lexikon des Mittelalters: Band IV Seite 931
|This article on a location in the Province of Bergamo is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|