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Legnago

Legnago
Comune
Città di Legnago
Cathedral of Legnago
Cathedral of Legnago
Coat of arms of Legnago
Coat of arms
Legnago within the Province of Verona
Legnago within the Province of Verona
Legnago is located in Italy
Legnago
Legnago
Location of Legnago in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Canove, Casette, Porto, San Pietro, San Vito, Terranegra, Torretta, Vangadizza, Vigo[1]
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Rettondini
Area
 • Total 79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (1-1-2012)[2]
 • Total 25,439
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Demonym Legnaghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37045, 37040
Dialing code 0442
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Legnago (Italian pronunciation: ) is a town and comune in the Province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy, with population (2012) of 25,439.[2] It is located on the Adige river, about 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Verona. Its fertile land produces crops of rice, other cereals, sugar, and tobacco.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Main sights 4
  • Personalities 5
  • Sport 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

Traces of human presence in the area date back to the Bronze Age.

Legnago had an important military role since the early Middle Ages. In the 19th century it was one of the Quadrilatero fortresses, the main strongpoint of the Austrian Lombardy-Venetia puppet state during the Italian Wars of Independence. The present fortifications were planned and made in 1815, the older defences having been destroyed by Napoleon I in 1801.

Geography

Located in the southwestern corner of its province, near the borders with the ones of Rovigo, Padua and Vicenza, Legnago borders with the municipalities of Angiari, Bergantino (RO), Bonavigo, Boschi Sant'Anna, Castelnovo Bariano (RO), Cerea, Minerbe, Terrazzo and Villa Bartolomea. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Canove, Casette, Porto, San Pietro, San Vito, Terranegra, Torretta, Vangadizza and Vigo.[1]

Demographics

Main sights

  • Church of San Salvaro (12th century).
  • Cathedral (Duomo), from the 18th century.
  • The Torrione ("Grand Tower"), dating from the 14th century, the only surviving tower from the old medieval walls.

Personalities

Sport

The local football club is the A.C. Legnago Salus.

Notes

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Municipal statute of Legnago
  2. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2012

References

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External links

  • (Italian) Legnago official website
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
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