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Concordia Sagittaria

Concordia Sagittaria is a town and comune in the province of Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

Concordia Sagittaria
Comune di Concordia Sagittaria
Cathedral of Concordia Sagittaria.
Cathedral of Concordia Sagittaria.
Coat of arms of Concordia Sagittaria
Coat of arms
Location of Concordia Sagittaria
Concordia Sagittaria is located in Italy
Concordia Sagittaria
Concordia Sagittaria
Location of Concordia Sagittaria in Italy
Concordia Sagittaria is located in Veneto
Concordia Sagittaria
Concordia Sagittaria
Concordia Sagittaria (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°46′N 12°51′E / 45.767°N 12.850°E / 45.767; 12.850
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
Metropolitan cityVenice (VE)
FrazioniCavanella, Paludetto, Sindacale, Teson
Government
 • MayorMarco Geromin
Area
 • Total66.50 km2 (25.68 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
(28 February 2007)
 • Total10,708
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Concordiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
30023
Dialing code0421
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in 42 BC as Iulia Concordia by the Romans, where the Via Annia and the Via Postumia crossed each other. It was taken and destroyed by Attila in 452 AD.[1]

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was part of the Lombard duchy of Cividale, and later was first in the March of Friuli and then in the Patriarchate of Aquileia.

In 1420, together with all Friuli, it was annexed by the Republic of Venice.

In 1838 it was separated from Friuli to be included in the province of Venice.

Main sightsEdit

  • Trichora Martyrium (350 AD)
  • Remains of the Roman Bridge (1st–2nd century AD)
  • Bishop's Palace (15th century)
  • Baptistery (11th century)
  • Cathedral of St. Stephen (1466)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^   Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Concordia (town)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 834–835.