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Ceprano (Ciociaro: Ceprane) is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, in the Latin Valley, part of the Lazio region of central Italy.

Ceprano

Ceprane
Comune di Ceprano
Coat of arms of Ceprano
Coat of arms
Location of Ceprano
Ceprano is located in Italy
Ceprano
Ceprano
Location of Ceprano in Italy
Ceprano is located in Lazio
Ceprano
Ceprano
Ceprano (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°33′N 13°31′E / 41.550°N 13.517°E / 41.550; 13.517
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
Government
 • MayorMarco Galli (since May 2014)
Area
 • Total38.03 km2 (14.68 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,823
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cepranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03024
Dialing code0775
Patron saintSt.Arduin of Ceprano
Saint dayJuly 28
WebsiteOfficial website

It is 106 kilometres (66 mi) south of Rome and about 127 kilometres (79 mi) north of Naples.

HistoryEdit

Ceprano was part of the Papal States, from roughly the 6th century until 1870. After Italian Unification and the Capture of Rome, the town was part of the Kingdom of Italy, a constitutional monarchy ruled from Rome by the House of Savoy. Since 1946 Ceprano has been part of the Italian Republic.

On 27 January 1862 the Rome-Ceprano Railroad was opened for service.

On 28 May 1944 Ceprano was taken by Canadian troops as part of the Allies' push against German occupation.

Ceprano's origins are connected to the Roman colony founded in 328 BC on the left bank of the Liri River, called Fregellae. Nowadays the ruins of the city can be seen in the territory of the close-by municipality of Arce.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195