Santi Cosma e Damiano, Lazio
|Santi Cosma e Damiano|
|Comune di Santi Cosma e Damiano|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Latina (LT)|
|Frazioni||Cerri Aprano, Grunuovo, San Lorenzo, Ventosa|
|• Mayor||Vincenzo Di Siena|
|• Total||31 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||181 m (594 ft)|
|Population (1 June 2009)|
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Santi Cosma e Damiano|
|Saint day||September 26|
Santi Cosma e Damiano is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy, whose territory is located partly in the Monti Aurunci area and partly in the Garigliano plain.
Sights include an 11th-century tower in the frazione of Ventosa.
Here, in the locality known as Vattaglia (local dialect for "battle"), was fought in 915 the Battle of Garigliano between the Italian league and the Saracens. After the battle the place was part of the Duchy of Gaeta, then of the Montecassino Abbey until the Norman conquest in 1140, after which it followed the history of the Kingdom of Naples.
- Data from Istat
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