Camponogara (Venetian: Camponogara) is a town in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, Italy. It is west of SP13, not far from the nearby Brenta river. Economy is based on the production of wine, including Cabernet and Merlot, and manufacturing of shoes and leather products.

Camponogara
Camponogara
Comune di Camponogara
The parish church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Prosdocimo. On the right, the town hall
The parish church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Prosdocimo. On the right, the town hall
Coat of arms of Camponogara
Location of Camponogara
Camponogara is located in Italy
Camponogara
Camponogara
Location of Camponogara in Italy
Camponogara is located in Veneto
Camponogara
Camponogara
Camponogara (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°23′N 12°4′E / 45.383°N 12.067°E / 45.383; 12.067
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
Metropolitan cityVenice (VE)
FrazioniCalcroci, Campoverardo, Premaore, Prozzolo
Government
 • MayorAntonio Fusato (since 26 May 2019) (civic list "Insieme con Antonio Fusato")
Area
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2022)[2]
 • Total12,945
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
DemonymCamponogaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
30010
Dialing code(+39) 041
ISTAT code027004
Patron saintSaint Apollonia
Saint day9 February
WebsiteOfficial website

Camponogara is split into different frazioni: Premaore, Camponogara, Calcroci and Campoverardo.

HistoryEdit

The name of the town derives from Latin by the words campus and nux ("field" and "walnut"), later simplified by Venetian language to Camponogara. That name stands as a witness of the ancient plantations typical of the territory.

The name of the frazione of Campoverardo derives from the Germanic name Eberhard, probably a famous man that visited that territory during the 7th century. That of Prozzolo comes from the Latin word praedium ("little agricultural fund"), while Premaore is translated in "prato maggiore" ("biggest field").

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of Santi Maria Assunta e Prosdocimo, in the city center.
  • Church of Santi Quirico e Giulitta, in Campoverardo.
  • Oratory of Beata Vergine del Rosario, in Campoverardo.
  • Church of San Michele Arcangelo, in Prozzolo
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista, in Premaore.

CultureEdit

The comprehensive institute "Antonio Gramsci" is situated in Camponogara. Two kindergartens, three primary schools and one lower secondary school are part of this institution. There is also a municipal kindergarten and two equal kindergartens.

In the village there is a public library, the second of the Riviera del Brenta after that of Dolo.

In 2001, the "Università Popolare di Camponogara" was founded, which has branch offices in most of the municipalities of the Riviera del Brenta. Since 2016, it has also been active in Marcon and Brugine.

Near the town centre is "Dario Fo'" Theatre, housing of concerts, movies and shows.

PeopleEdit

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

External linksEdit