Poggio Catino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rieti. As of 31 December 2011, it had a population of 1,335 and an area of 15.0 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).
|Comune di Poggio Catino|
|• Mayor||Roberto Sturba (Civic List, since 2009)|
|• Total||15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||387 m (1,270 ft)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Sylvester|
and St. Roch
|Saint day||31 December|
and 16 August
The village was created at the end of the 11th century, above the Moricone hill, to find a larger building space than that of the nearby village of Catino, founded in the 7th century, and nowadays a hamlet of it. The toponym itself describes the topography of the built-up area: a hillock (poggio) above a basin (catino). Anciently under the rule of Farfa Abbey, it became part of the Province of Perugia, after the Italian unification (1861). Since 1927, with the creation of the Province of Rieti, Poggio Catino, as well as the rest of the new province, passed from the region of Umbria to the one of Lazio.
- Gregory of Catino (1060–1130), Christian monk and historian
- "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.
- (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
- (in Italian) Historical info about Poggio Catino on sabina.it
- 41931 Poggio Catino on OpenStreetMap
- (in Italian) Catino on italia.indettaglio.it
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