San Martino Siccomario

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San Martino Siccomario
Comune
Cittá di San Martino Siccomario
Parish church.
Parish church.
Coat of arms of San Martino Siccomario
Coat of arms
San Martino Siccomario is located in Italy
San Martino Siccomario
San Martino Siccomario
Location of San Martino Siccomario in Italy
Coordinates: 45°9′N 9°8′E / 45.150°N 9.133°E / 45.150; 9.133
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Pavia (PV)
Frazioni Bivio Cava, La Madonna, Paradiso Nuovo, Paradiso Vecchio, Santa Croce
Government
 • Mayor Alessandro Zocca
Area
 • Total 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (1 January 2015)[1]
 • Total 6,036
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sammartinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27028
Dialing code 0382
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day August 5
Website Official website

San Martino Siccomario is a comune in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 km south of Milan and about 4 km southwest of Pavia. It is now effectively part of Pavia metropolitan area.

San Martino Siccomario borders the following municipalities: Carbonara al Ticino, Cava Manara, Pavia, Travacò Siccomario.

History[edit]

According to legend, St. Martin of Tours lived here as a child; in the 9th century a monastery entitled to the saint existed here. Later it was a fief of the Beccaria family (see Montù Beccaria) and other families. In 1743 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont), remaining the boundary with the Austrian-controlled Lombardy-Venetia until 1859.

On the Gravellone stream, in 1848, king Charles Albert of Sardinia assigned for the first time to his army the Tricolore, which was to become Italy's flag.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.