Albairate (Lombard: Bairaa or Albairaa [(al)bajˈrɑː]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Milan.

Albairate
Comune di Albairate
Parish church of St. George.
Parish church of St. George.
Location of Albairate
Albairate is located in Italy
Albairate
Albairate
Location of Albairate in Italy
Albairate is located in Lombardy
Albairate
Albairate
Albairate (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°56′E / 45.417°N 8.933°E / 45.417; 8.933Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°56′E / 45.417°N 8.933°E / 45.417; 8.933
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
Metropolitan cityMilan (MI)
Government
 • MayorFabio Crivellin
Area
 • Total15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation
124 m (407 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total4,710
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Albairatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20080
Dialing code02
WebsiteOfficial website

Albairate borders the following municipalities: Corbetta, Cisliano, Cassinetta di Lugagnano, Gaggiano, Abbiategrasso, and Vermezzo.

Albairate is served by Albairate-Vermezzo railway station.

HistoryEdit

Archeological discoveries attesting to the presence of inhabitants in the area of Albairate date the first settlements to the Bronze Age, when the area was inhabited by the Ligurians.[4]

Albairate is first mentioned in documents in 1054, as a fief of the Milanese monastery of San Vittore, as well as having property attributable to Milanese noble families. During the 13th century, the process of the town being released from vassalage and instituted as a proper rural comune took place. It later passed, along with the rest of Milanese territory, under the rule of the Visconti and then the Sforza.

On April 5, 1570, Cardinal Carlo Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan, paid a visit to Albairate stimulating a spiritual renewal of the parish and starting the social development of the country.

The city was part of the Duchy of Milan and later the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia prior to Italian unification bringing it into the Kingdom of Italy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Storia del Comune". Comune di Albairate. Retrieved October 14, 2019. (in Italian)

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