Sant'Agostino, Emilia–Romagna

Sant'Agostino was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ferrara in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Bologna and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Ferrara. From 1 January 2017 the comune was unified with Mirabello and the new municipality took the name of Terre del Reno.

Sant'Agostino
Sant'Agostino is located in Italy
Sant'Agostino
Sant'Agostino
Location of Sant'Agostino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°48′N 11°23′E / 44.800°N 11.383°E / 44.800; 11.383
Country Italy
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceFerrara (FE)
ComuneTerre del Reno
Area
 • Total35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total7,106
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
44047
Dialing code0532

Earthquake victimsEdit

Two workers died in a Sant'Agostino ceramics factory when the building collapsed during an earthquake which hit the region in the early morning on May 20, 2012.[2]

The following day the affected region, which extended to Lombardy and Veneto, experienced a succession of aftershocks, the strongest of which took place in the early afternoon and was itself rated at 5.1 on the Richter scale.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Data from Istat
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898 BBC News report of earthquake damage