Pontinia

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Pontinia
Comune
Comune di Pontinia
Coat of arms of Pontinia
Coat of arms
Pontinia is located in Italy
Pontinia
Pontinia
Location of Pontinia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°24′N 13°3′E / 41.400°N 13.050°E / 41.400; 13.050
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
Government
 • MayorCarlo Medici
Area
 • Total112.2 km2 (43.3 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total14,909
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pontiniani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code04014
Dialing code0773
Patron saintSt. Anne
Saint dayJuly 26

Pontinia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Latina in the Italian region Lazio, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Rome and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Latina.

Pontinia was established in 1935, as part of the project under Prime Minister Benito Mussolini which drained the Pontine Marshes and converted them to agriculture.[1] The town plan was designed by engineer Alfredo Pappalardo, an employee of the Opera Nazionale Combattenti, the agency which oversaw the engineering works and settlement of the Pontine Marshes.

Pontinia borders the following municipalities: Latina, Priverno, Sabaudia, Sezze, Sonnino, Terracina.

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duany, Andrés, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Robert Alminana (2003). The New Civic Art. Rizzoli International Publications, New York.