Cilavegna (Western Lombard: Zilavëgna) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 km southwest of Milan and about 35 km northwest of Pavia. As of 31 December 2007, it had a population of 5,352 and an area of 18.0 km². There were 2,540 males and 2,812 females included in the population total.
|Comune di Cilavegna|
|Province||Province of Pavia (PV)|
|• Total||18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||115 m (377 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saints Peter and Paul|
|Saint day||29 july|
The territory of Cilavegna is mainly flat, with a big wood ("Bosco dell'oliva") that nowadays is protected by some people which are trying to recreate what it was in the past.
Cilavegna was built during the X century A.D.; it was part of a property of the Bishop of Pavia, which was allowed to built there a castle. In the 1164 Cilavegna became one of the villages that was included in Pavia's area and in the 1250 its name was Cellavegna. In the following century the village joined Beccaria's property and than many other rich family of North Italy bought Cilavegna, like Castelbarco, Maletti, Vercellino... During the period of Italian Wars, Cellavegna became a feud; however in the 1525 the family which had control on the village was Antellani, but they couldn't overcome the attacks of many other families, the best was i Taverna, an important family of the area which held the feud until the 1797, the fall of the feudal system. In the 1743, when Vigevano became a "milanese town", Cilavegna did the same because it was included in the vigevanese area since 1532; In 1818 the "Vigevanesco" (the area around Vigevano) was reunited with Pavia and Cilavegna joined the Pavia's province since 1859.
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Illustrious citizens Edit
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.