San Martino Siccomario

San Martino Siccomario is a comune in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 km south of Milan and about 4 km southwest of Pavia. It is now effectively part of Pavia metropolitan area.

San Martino Siccomario
Città di San Martino Siccomario
Parish church.
Parish church.
Coat of arms of San Martino Siccomario
Location of San Martino Siccomario
San Martino Siccomario is located in Italy
San Martino Siccomario
San Martino Siccomario
Location of San Martino Siccomario in Italy
San Martino Siccomario is located in Lombardy
San Martino Siccomario
San Martino Siccomario
San Martino Siccomario (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°9′N 9°8′E / 45.150°N 9.133°E / 45.150; 9.133
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvincePavia (PV)
FrazioniBivio Cava, La Madonna, Paradiso Nuovo, Paradiso Vecchio, Santa Croce
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Zocca
Area
 • Total14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2015)[2]
 • Total6,036
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sammartinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
27028
Dialing code0382
Patron saintSt. Martin
Saint dayAugust 5
WebsiteOfficial website

San Martino Siccomario borders the following municipalities: Carbonara al Ticino, Cava Manara, Pavia, Travacò Siccomario.

HistoryEdit

According to legend, St. Martin of Tours lived here as a child; in the 9th century a monastery entitled to the saint existed here. Later it was a fief of the Beccaria family (see Montù Beccaria) and other families. In 1743 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont), remaining the boundary with the Austrian-controlled Lombardy-Venetia until 1859.

On the Gravellone stream, in 1848, king Charles Albert of Sardinia assigned for the first time to his army the Tricolore, which was to become Italy's flag.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.