Bascapè is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Pavia.

Bascapè
Comune di Bascapè
Location of Bascapè
Bascapè is located in Italy
Bascapè
Bascapè
Location of Bascapè in Italy
Bascapè is located in Lombardy
Bascapè
Bascapè
Bascapè (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°19′E / 45.300°N 9.317°E / 45.300; 9.317Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°19′E / 45.300°N 9.317°E / 45.300; 9.317
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvincePavia (PV)
Government
 • MayorEmanuela Curti
Area
 • Total13.34 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total1,788
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bascaprini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
27010
Dialing code0382
WebsiteOfficial website

Bascapè borders the following municipalities: Carpiano, Casaletto Lodigiano, Caselle Lurani, Cerro al Lambro, Landriano, Torrevecchia Pia, and Valera Fratta.

HistoryEdit

On October 27, 1962, Enrico Mattei, on a flight from Catania, Sicily to Milan's Linate Airport, died when his jet airplane, a Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris, crashed in the countryside near Bascapè. Pilot Irnerio Bertuzzi and the American journalist William McHale were also killed with Mattei. Subsequent inquiries officially declared that it was an accident; it is widely believed, however, that Mattei was murdered by sabotage of the airplane.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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