Pizzighettone

Pizzighettone (Pizzighettonese: Pisighitòn) is a comune of the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy. The main population centre is located on the river Adda and is divided into two parts: Pizzighettone on the east bank and Gera on the west.

Pizzighettone
Pisighitòn  (Lombard)
Comune di Pizzighettone
Pizzighettone torre ponte.JPG
Coat of arms of Pizzighettone
Location of Pizzighettone
Pizzighettone is located in Italy
Pizzighettone
Pizzighettone
Location of Pizzighettone in Italy
Pizzighettone is located in Lombardy
Pizzighettone
Pizzighettone
Pizzighettone (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°11′N 9°47′E / 45.183°N 9.783°E / 45.183; 9.783
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceCremona (CR)
FrazioniFerie, Regona, Roggione
Government
 • MayorLuigi Edoardo Bernocchi
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2009)[2]
 • Total6,777
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pizzighettonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26026
Dialing code0372
Patron saintSaint Bassianus
Saint day19 January
WebsiteOfficial website

Francis I of France was imprisoned in the tower of Pizzighettone following the Battle of Pavia in 1525.[3] It was the site of the Insubrian town of Acerrae, and was home to the football team A.S. Pizzighettone, until the summer 2012 when it moved to city of Crema and changed its name to U.S. Pergolettese 1932.

Saint Vincenzo Grossi was born in Pizzighettone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Storia d'Italia, Francesco Guicciardini

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