Sant'Agostino, Emilia–Romagna

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Sant'Agostino
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Sant'Agostino is located in Italy
Sant'Agostino
Sant'Agostino
Location of Sant'Agostino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°48′N 11°23′E / 44.800°N 11.383°E / 44.800; 11.383
Country  Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ferrara (FE)
Comune Terre del Reno
Area
 • Total 35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 7,106
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 44047
Dialing code 0532

Sant'Agostino was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ferrara in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Bologna and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Ferrara. From 1 January 2017 the comune was unified with Mirabello and the new municipality took the name of Terre del Reno.

Earthquake victims[edit]

Two workers died in a Sant'Agostino ceramics factory when the building collapsed during an earthquake which hit the region in the early morning on May 20, 2012.[2]

The following day the affected region, which extended to Lombardy and Veneto, experienced a succession of aftershocks, the strongest of which took place in the early afternoon and was itself rated at 5.1 on the Richter scale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898 BBC News report of earthquake damage