|Comune di Roccagorga|
|• Mayor||Carla Amici|
|• Total||24.49 km2 (9.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||287 m (942 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Rocchigiani (archaic: Roccagorgàni)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The terrain is primarily hilly and mountainous with a soil rich in calcium. This helps provide a year-round supply of water to the area. The climate is mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Agriculture in the area focuses on the growing of olives, as favoured by the mediterranean climate, the calcareous soil and the southern exposure of the hillsides.
Roccagorga is situated on Monte Nero, a hill in the southern Lepini mountains. Its origins date back to the aftermath of the destruction of Privernum in 796 AD although it was not until the Middle Ages that it began to develop on the second peak of Gorga, around the old Castle. It is named after the matron Gorga who, according to legend, settled on Monte Nero along with the Privernati refugees.
- Hermitage of St. Erasmus.
- Ethnical Museum of the Lepini Mountains.
- Church of St Leonard and St Erasmus.
- Baronial Palace.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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