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Comune di Voghiera
Voghiera within the Province of Ferrara
Voghiera within the Province of Ferrara
Voghiera is located in Italy
Location of Voghiera in Italy
Coordinates: 44°46′N 11°45′E / 44.767°N 11.750°E / 44.767; 11.750Coordinates: 44°46′N 11°45′E / 44.767°N 11.750°E / 44.767; 11.750
ProvinceProvince of Ferrara (FE)
FrazioniDucentola, Gualdo, Montesanto, Voghenza
 • Total40.5 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total3,924
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code44019
Dialing code0532
WebsiteOfficial website

Voghiera (Ferrarese: Vughièra) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ferrara in the northeastern Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Bologna and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Ferrara.

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,924 and an area of 40.5 square kilometres (15.6 sq mi).[1]


The municipality of Voghiera contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Ducentola, Gualdo, Montesanto and Voghenza (a former bishopric).

Voghiera borders the following municipalities: Argenta, Ferrara, Masi Torello and Portomaggiore.

Ecclesiastical history

Of these, Voghenza (in Latin, Vicohabentia) was once a residential bishopric, believed to have been renamed, due to a see shift, in 950 as Diocese of Ferrara (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ferrara–Comacchio).[2]

Titular see

It is now included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[3]

In 1966 the diocese was nominally restored as Latin Titular bishopric of Voghenza (Curiate Italian) or Vicohabentia in Latin, adjective Vicohabentin(us).

It has had the following incumbents,[4] of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank, with an archiepiscopal promotion in this title as exception :

Demographic evolution


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/ferr0.htm
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 1009
  4. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1979.htm GCatholic

Sources and external links

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