Casalecchio di Reno

Casalecchio di Reno (Bolognese: Caṡalàcc') is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy.

Casalecchio di Reno
Comune di Casalecchio di Reno
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
Coat of arms of Casalecchio di Reno
Coat of arms
Location of Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno is located in Italy
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno
Location of Casalecchio di Reno in Italy
Casalecchio di Reno is located in Emilia-Romagna
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
Metropolitan cityBologna (BO)
FrazioniOld frazioni have been replaced by five zones: Croce, Centro (or Garibaldi), Ceretolo, San Biagio, Tizzano Eremo
Government
 • MayorMassimo Bosso (PD)
Area
 • Total17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[3]
 • Total36,517
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casalecchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
40033
Dialing code051
Patron saintSaint Martin of Tours
Saint day11 November
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Casalecchio's name is derived from Casaliculum ("collection of little houses"), and from the presence of the Reno River. The site has archaeological treasures dating from the Paleolithic and Villanovan eras; Celtic and Etruscan remains have also been found. This is the site of the Celtic city of Casalecchio, one of the few exclusively Celtic settlements of Northern Italy or Cisalpine Gaul. It likely belonged to the Celtic tribe of the Boii, who settled this area around 400 BC.

The Battle of Casalecchio took place here on 26 June 1402. Casalecchio was heavily damaged by Allied bombers during World War II.

On 6 December 1990, an MB-326 military jet of the Italian Air Force crashed into the Gaetano Salvemini Technical Institute, a high school, killing twelve students and injuring 88 other students and staff. The aircraft had been abandoned minutes earlier by its pilot following an on-board fire.[4]

EconomyEdit

The commune has the headquarters of the cooperative Coop.[5]

International relationsEdit

Casalecchio di Reno is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ Population data from Istat
  4. ^ "Jet Hits a School in Italy, Killing 12". The New York Times. Associated Press. 7 December 1990. Retrieved 19 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Home page Archived 2013-02-10 at the Wayback Machine. Coop. Retrieved on 29 January 2011. "Via del Lavoro 6/8 40033 Casalecchio di Reno BO."
  6. ^ "Partner cities". Archived from the original on 2014-08-06. Retrieved 1 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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