Pontinia

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Pontinia
Comune di Pontinia
Coat of arms of Pontinia
Location of Pontinia
Pontinia is located in Italy
Pontinia
Pontinia
Location of Pontinia in Italy
Pontinia is located in Lazio
Pontinia
Pontinia
Pontinia (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°24′N 13°3′E / 41.400°N 13.050°E / 41.400; 13.050
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
Government
 • MayorEligio Tombolillo (Civic list)
Area
 • Total112.1 km2 (43.3 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2022)[2]
 • Total14,978
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pontiniani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04014
Dialing code0773
ISTAT code059017
Patron saintSt. Anne
Saint dayJuly 26
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[3] 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. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Duany, Andrés, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Robert Alminana (2003). The New Civic Art. Rizzoli International Publications, New York.