Pontida

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Pontida
Città di Pontida
Pontida
Pontida
Location of Pontida
Pontida is located in Italy
Pontida
Pontida
Location of Pontida in Italy
Pontida is located in Lombardy
Pontida
Pontida
Pontida (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°44′N 9°30′E / 45.733°N 9.500°E / 45.733; 9.500Coordinates: 45°44′N 9°30′E / 45.733°N 9.500°E / 45.733; 9.500
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceProvince of Bergamo (BG)
FrazioniBoffuro, 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
Government
 • MayorLuigi Carozzi
Area
 • Total10.38 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Elevation
313 m (1,027 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2017)[2]
 • Total3,303
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pontidese(i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
24030
Dialing code035

Pontida (Bergamasque: Püntìda) 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).[3]

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.

Geography[edit]

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 borders the following municipalities: Ambivere, Brivio, Calco, Caprino Bergamasco, Carvico, Cisano Bergamasco, Palazzago, Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Villa d'Adda.

Demographic evolution[edit]

History[edit]

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,[4] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Lexikon des Mittelalters: Band IV Seite 931