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Concordia sulla Secchia (Concordiese: Cuncordia) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Modena.

Concordia sulla Secchia
Comune di Concordia sulla Secchia
The town hall after the 2012 earthquake.
The town hall after the 2012 earthquake.
Coat of arms of Concordia sulla Secchia
Coat of arms
Location of Concordia sulla Secchia
Concordia sulla Secchia is located in Italy
Concordia sulla Secchia
Concordia sulla Secchia
Location of Concordia sulla Secchia in Italy
Concordia sulla Secchia is located in Emilia-Romagna
Concordia sulla Secchia
Concordia sulla Secchia
Concordia sulla Secchia (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°55′N 10°59′E / 44.917°N 10.983°E / 44.917; 10.983
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniFossa, San Giovanni, Santa Caterina, Vallalta
Government
 • MayorLuca Prandini
Area
 • Total40.97 km2 (15.82 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,440
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Concordiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41033
Dialing code0535
WebsiteOfficial website

Concordia sulla Secchia borders the following municipalities: Mirandola, Moglia, Novi di Modena, Quistello, San Giacomo delle Segnate, San Giovanni del Dosso, San Possidonio.

HistoryEdit

Concordia was part of the fiefs of the Pico della Mirandola family starting from 1311, when Francesco I Pico had a mill built here near the Secchia river. In 1704 the town was besieged and set to fire by French troops in the course of the War of Spanish Succession.

In 1711, the duke of Modena (House of Este) acquired the states of the Pico della Mirandola, including, among others, the duchy of Mirandola, the marquisate of La Concordia and the lordship of San Martino in Spino.

Concordia has been heavily damaged by an earthquake on 29 May 2012. The event has partially destroyed the church, the town hall and all the historical buildings in the town center.

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. ^ Data from Istat

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