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Pomezia (Italian pronunciation: [poˈmɛttsja]) is a municipality (comune) in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. In 2009 it had a population of about 60,000.

Pomezia
Comune di Pomezia
Panorama of Pomezia
Panorama of Pomezia
Coat of arms of Pomezia
Coat of arms
Location of Pomezia
Pomezia is located in Italy
Pomezia
Pomezia
Location of Pomezia in Italy
Pomezia is located in Lazio
Pomezia
Pomezia
Pomezia (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°30′E / 41.683°N 12.500°E / 41.683; 12.500
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniCampo Ascolano, Campo Bello, Campo Jemini, Campo Selva, Castagnetta, Cinque Poderi, Colli di Enea, Macchiozza, Martin Pescatore, Pratica di Mare, Santa Palomba, Santa Procula, Sedici Pini, Torvaianica, Torvaianica Alta, Viceré, Villaggio Azzurro, Villaggio Tognazzi
Government
 • MayorAdriano Zuccalà (Five Star Movement)
Area
 • Total86.57 km2 (33.42 sq mi)
Elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total63,641
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pometini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00071
Dialing code0691
Patron saintSt. Benedict of Nursia
Saint dayJuly 11
WebsiteOfficial website

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HistoryEdit

The town was built entirely new near the location of ancient Lavinium on land resulting from the final reclamation of the Pontine Marshes under Benito Mussolini, being inaugurated on 29 October 1939. Its new population was extracted from the poor peasants of Romagna, Veneto and Friuli. Peace did not last long. After being occupied by the forces of the Third Reich, Pomezia was heavily bombed during the Battle of Anzio in World War II. After the end of the war, Pomezia developed as a strong industrial center, especially in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as a recreational center. It is also home to the production plant of Italian food company Colavita.

Pratica di Mare is the "frazione" of Pomezia where the ruins of the ancient port of Lavinium are located, now 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ancient community was on some hilly ground at the mouth of a stream. Currently the flat alluvial sediment between the hill and the beach is occupied by Pratica di Mare Air Force Base, a facility of the Aeronautica Militare that also finds great utility as a secure airport and a location for air shows and races.

The name of Pomezia comes from the Latin city of Suessa Pometia, although it is unknown where Pometia was located.

SportEdit

The most popular sport in Pomezia is football (soccer). The oldest and the biggest football club in the comune is Pomezia Calcio, that plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

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. ^ "Population for ISTAT" (in Italian). ISTAT.

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