Montopoli di Sabina

Montopoli di Sabina is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rieti. In 2011, it had a population of 4,222.[2]

Montopoli di Sabina
Comune di Montopoli di Sabina
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Coat of arms of Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli within the Province of Rieti
Montopoli within the Province of Rieti
Location of Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina is located in Italy
Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina
Location of Montopoli di Sabina in Italy
Montopoli di Sabina is located in Lazio
Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 12°41′30″E / 42.24583°N 12.69167°E / 42.24583; 12.69167Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 12°41′30″E / 42.24583°N 12.69167°E / 42.24583; 12.69167
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceRieti (RI)
FrazioniBocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio, Santa Maria
Government
 • MayorAndrea Fiori
Area
 • Total37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation
331 m (1,086 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total4,222
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
DemonymMontopolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
02034
Dialing code0765
Patron saintSt. Michael Archangel
Saint daySeptember 29
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The town was first mentioned in 1055, in a document of Farfa Abbey. It is locally known as The Town of Privateers (Italian: Il paese dei Corsari).[3]

GeographyEdit

Montopoli, located in the southwestern corner of the province, at the borders with the one of Rome, borders with the municipalities of Castelnuovo di Farfa, Fara in Sabina, Fiano Romano (RM), Nazzano (RM), Poggio Mirteto, Salisano and Torrita Tiberina (RM). Its southwestern borders with Fiano are crossed by the Tiber river.[4]

Montopoli counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio and Santa Maria.

DemographicsEdit

Main sightsEdit

GalleryEdit

TransportEdit

Nearest railway station, Poggio Mirteto, is 7 km far and lies in Poggio Mirteto Scalo. It is part of the Roman suburban railway line FL1 Orte–Fiumicino, a line that crosses the southwestern corner of the municipal territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  3. ^ (in Italian) Montopoli municipal website: Culture and Tourism
  4. ^ 41834 (x a j h) Montopoli di Sabina on OpenStreetMap

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