Fogliano Redipuglia [foʎˈʎaːno ˌrediˈpuʎʎa] (Bisiacco: Foian Redipuia; Friulian: Foian Redipulie; Slovene: Foljan-Sredipolje, German: Radepollach) is a comune (municipality) in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Gorizia.
|Comune di Fogliano Redipuglia|
|Frazioni||Fogliano, Polazzo, Redipuglia|
|• Mayor||Cristiana Pisano|
|• Total||7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
(28 February 2017)
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
World War I memorialEdit
Fogliano Redipuglia lies at the eastern end of the shifting front of the Italian Campaign against Austria-Hungary (and Germany) in World War I, and today is home to Italy's largest war memorial on Monte Sei Busi in Redipuglia.
The huge war memorial from 1938 contains the corpses of 39,857 identified Italian soldiers, and 69,330 unidentified. In a nearby cemetery are buried another around 14,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers. Trench fortifications can be seen next to the war memorial, as well as a display of large World War I artillery pieces.
- "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.
- homily at http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-homily-at-the-world-war-i-memorial-in-redipuglia
- Virtual tour of the monument with 360° surround photography - (time of the visualization: March 2014)
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