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Argenta, Emilia–Romagna

Argenta (Argentano: Arzènta) is a town and comune in the province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast of Ferrara, and midway between Ferrara and Ravenna.

Argenta
Comune di Argenta
Reclaimed land near Argenta.
Reclaimed land near Argenta.
Location of Argenta
Argenta is located in Italy
Argenta
Argenta
Location of Argenta in Italy
Argenta is located in Emilia-Romagna
Argenta
Argenta
Argenta (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°36′55″N 11°50′00″E / 44.61528°N 11.83333°E / 44.61528; 11.83333Coordinates: 44°36′55″N 11°50′00″E / 44.61528°N 11.83333°E / 44.61528; 11.83333
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceFerrara (FE)
FrazioniAnita, Bando, Benvignante, Boccaleone, Campotto, Case Selvatiche, Consandolo, Filo, La Fiorana, Longastrino, Menate, Molino di Filo, Ospitale Monacale, San Biagio, San Nicolò, Santa Maria Codifiume, Traghetto
Government
 • MayorAntonio Fiorentini
Area
 • Total311.67 km2 (120.34 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total21,521
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Argentani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
44010, 44011, 44014, 44016, 44040, 44048
Dialing code0532
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Argenta is situated in a flat agricultural region near the Valli di Comacchio lagoon wetlands. Much of the latter is today a wildlife sanctuary and Argenta is home of the Marsh Museum which offers many facilities for ornithology.

HistoryEdit

The town was founded by the Romans. In 1295 it was the seat of a convention of the main Ghibelline leaders of Romagna to decide the course of the war against the Papal forces.

In 1923 a Fascist squad murdered a Catholic priest, don Giovanni Minzoni, an anti-fascist and the voice of the poor farmers in Romagna, as well as a friend of several socialist politicians like Natale Galba.

During World War II the area was part of the German Gothic Line. In April 1945, in the Allied advance of Operation Roast, it was the location of the Battle of the Argenta Gap.

Twin townsEdit

Argenta is twinned with:

Main sightsEdit

TransportationEdit

Argenta is located on the SS16 Adriatica state highway, which connects it to Ferrara and Ravenna. It has a station on the Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini railroad.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.