Somma Lombardo

Somma Lombardo is a town in the province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on 16 June 1959.

Somma Lombardo
Città di Somma Lombardo
Coat of arms of Somma Lombardo
Location of Somma Lombardo
Somma Lombardo is located in Italy
Somma Lombardo
Somma Lombardo
Location of Somma Lombardo in Italy
Somma Lombardo is located in Lombardy
Somma Lombardo
Somma Lombardo
Somma Lombardo (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°41′N 08°42′E / 45.683°N 8.700°E / 45.683; 8.700Coordinates: 45°41′N 08°42′E / 45.683°N 8.700°E / 45.683; 8.700
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceVarese (VA)
FrazioniCase Nuove, Coarezza, Maddalena, Mezzana
Government
 • MayorGuido Colombo
(since 8 May 2005) (PdL)
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2004)[2]
 • Total16,597
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sommesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21019
Dialing code0331
Patron saintSant'Agnese
Saint day21 January
WebsiteOfficial website

EducationEdit

The community has a library.[3]

IndustryEdit

The airline Neos has its head office in the city.[4]

HistoryEdit

The town was strategically located on the consular Roman road, passing from the town of Sesto Calende and linking Milan to Verbano.

In medieval times, the city was under the jurisdiction of the nearby town of Arsago Seprio, an important political centre of the region.[citation needed]

In the forest around Somma, various vestiges of trenches and landing strips dating back to the Second World War can still be found.

People from Somma LombardoEdit

  • Giuseppina Aliverti (1894–1982), geophysicist remembered for developing the Aliverti-Lovera method of measuring the radioactivity of water
  • Niccolò Sfondrati, Pope Gregory XIV
  • Valerio Valeri, anthropologist[5]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Biblioteca." Somma Lombardo. Retrieved on 18 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Contatti." Neos. Retrieved on 18 January 2011. "Neos SpA 68, Della Chiesa Street 21019 Somma Lombardo (VA) Italy."
  5. ^ "Valerio Valeri". Donzelli Editore. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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