Savignano sul Rubicone

Savignano sul Rubicone (Romagnol: Savgnèn) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Forlì.

Savignano sul Rubicone
Comune di Savignano sul Rubicone
Pieve di San Giovanni in Compito
Pieve di San Giovanni in Compito
Coat of arms of Savignano sul Rubicone
Coat of arms
Location of Savignano sul Rubicone
Savignano sul Rubicone is located in Italy
Savignano sul Rubicone
Savignano sul Rubicone
Location of Savignano sul Rubicone in Italy
Savignano sul Rubicone is located in Emilia-Romagna
Savignano sul Rubicone
Savignano sul Rubicone
Savignano sul Rubicone (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°6′N 12°24′E / 44.100°N 12.400°E / 44.100; 12.400Coordinates: 44°6′N 12°24′E / 44.100°N 12.400°E / 44.100; 12.400
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceForlì-Cesena (FC)
FrazioniCapanni, Fiumicino, Savignano a Mare
Government
 • MayorElena Battistini
Area
 • Total23.2 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2009)[3]
 • Total16,991
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Savignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47039
Dialing code0541
WebsiteOfficial website

The comune takes its name from the Rubicon, famous for Julius Caesar's historic crossing. A combination of natural and man-made changes caused the original Rubicon to change course repeatedly since then. For centuries the exact location of the original river was unknown. In 1991, the Fiumicino, a river which crosses Savignano sul Rubicone, was identified as the most likely location for the original Rubicon. Prior to that the region was called Savignano di Romagna.[4]

Twin townsEdit

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Savignano sul Rubicone

External linksEdit

  Media related to Savignano sul Rubicone at Wikimedia Commons