Camposanto

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Camposanto
Comune
Comune di Camposanto
Camposanto e il fiume Panaro.jpg
Camposanto is located in Italy
Camposanto
Camposanto
Location of Camposanto in Italy
Coordinates: 44°47′N 11°8′E / 44.783°N 11.133°E / 44.783; 11.133Coordinates: 44°47′N 11°8′E / 44.783°N 11.133°E / 44.783; 11.133
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena (MO)
Government
 • Mayor Monja Zaniboni
Area
 • Total 22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total 3,181
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Camposantesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 41031
Dialing code 0535
Website Official website

Camposanto (Modenese: Campsànt; Mirandolese: Campsènt) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Modena on the Panaro river. Although the name in Italian literally means "saint's field", which normally means "cemetery" in Italian, its original (Latin) name, "Campus Sanctus", probably honoured the 14th century Ferrara family of Santi, who owned the land.

The Battle of Campo Santo was fought here in 1743.

Camposanto borders the following municipalities: Bomporto, Crevalcore, Finale Emilia, Medolla, Ravarino, San Felice sul Panaro, San Prospero.

In May 2012 Camposanto was the epicenter of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

References

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

External links

  • Official website


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