Rignano Flaminio

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Rignano Flaminio
Comune di Rignano Flaminio
The ancient Via Flaminia.
The ancient Via Flaminia.
Location of Rignano Flaminio
Rignano Flaminio is located in Italy
Rignano Flaminio
Rignano Flaminio
Location of Rignano Flaminio in Italy
Rignano Flaminio is located in Lazio
Rignano Flaminio
Rignano Flaminio
Rignano Flaminio (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°12′N 12°29′E / 42.200°N 12.483°E / 42.200; 12.483
Country Italy
Region Latium
Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Capannacce, Case Morolo, Montelarco, Santo Sisini, Valle Spadana
Government
 • Mayor Fabio Di Lorenzi
Area
 • Total 38.56 km2 (14.89 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
(30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 10,237
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rignanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00068
Dialing code 0761
Website Official website

Rignano Flaminio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Rome. It is across the Via Flaminia.

Rignano Flaminio borders the municipalities of Calcata, Capena, Civitella San Paolo, Faleria, Magliano Romano, Morlupo, and Sant'Oreste.

It has a station on the Roma-Viterbo railway.

History

Agricultural settlements of the Capenati and Falisci in the area are attested from the 5th or 4th centuries BC. In the 6th century AD a popular pilgrimage church, entitled to St. Abondius and Abondantius, was created here; the saints' relics were moved to Rome, on the Tiber Island, in 999. In 1159 Pope Adrian IV died at Rignano.

Rignano was first a possession of Santa Maria in Trastevere and then of the Savelli family, who were shortly ousted by Pope Alexander VI. After the fall of the Borgia, the Savelli regained it and held the fief until 1607, when they sold it to the Borghese. It later passed to the Muti, the Cesi and the Massimo families.

References

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