Casalmaggiore

Casalmaggiore (Casalasco-Viadanese: Casalmagiùr) is a comune in the province of Cremona, Lombardy, Italy, located across the Po River. It was the birthplace of Italian composers Ignazio Donati and Andrea Zani. It became worldwide famous thanks to its Women Volleyball Team Volleyball Casalmaggiore especially in the years between 2015-2018.

Casalmaggiore
Casalmagiùr  (Emilian)
Città di Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore piazza Garibaldi.JPG
Coat of arms of Casalmaggiore
Location of Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore is located in Italy
Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore
Location of Casalmaggiore in Italy
Casalmaggiore is located in Lombardy
Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore
Casalmaggiore (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 44°59′N 10°25′E / 44.983°N 10.417°E / 44.983; 10.417
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceCremona (CR)
FrazioniAgoiolo, Camminata, Cappella, Casalbellotto, Fossacaprara, Motta San Fermo, Quattrocase, Roncadello, Valle, Vicobellignano, Vicoboneghisio, Vicomoscano
Government
 • MayorFilippo Bongiovanni
Area
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[2]
 • Total15,378
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casalaschi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26041
Dialing code0375
Patron saintSt. Charles
Saint dayNovember 4
WebsiteOfficial website

Sights include the Duomo (Cathedral), the Museo Diotti, and the Bijoux Museum.

HistoryEdit

 
Torrione Estense

Archaeological findings in 1970 proved that the area was inhabited from the Bronze Age, although the town most likely was founded by the Romans as Castra Majora ("Main Military Camp"). Around the year 1000 it was a fortified castle in the House of Este lands; in the 15th century it was under the Republic of Venice. On July 2, 1754, it obtained the status of city with an imperial decree. After a period under the Austrians, it became part of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

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. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Miasta Partnerskie". Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.