Voghiera (Ferrarese: Vughièra) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ferrara in the northeastern Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Bologna and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Ferrara.

Voghiera
Comune di Voghiera
Voghiera within the Province of Ferrara
Voghiera within the Province of Ferrara
Location of Voghiera
Voghiera is located in Italy
Voghiera
Voghiera
Location of Voghiera in Italy
Voghiera is located in Emilia-Romagna
Voghiera
Voghiera
Voghiera (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°46′N 11°45′E / 44.767°N 11.750°E / 44.767; 11.750Coordinates: 44°46′N 11°45′E / 44.767°N 11.750°E / 44.767; 11.750
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceProvince of Ferrara (FE)
FrazioniDucentola, Gualdo, Montesanto, Voghenza
Area
 • Total40.5 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total3,924
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
DemonymVoghieresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
44019
Dialing code0532
WebsiteOfficial website

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,924 and an area of 40.5 square kilometres (15.6 sq mi).[3]

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Voghiera contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Ducentola, Gualdo, Montesanto and Voghenza (a former bishopric).

Voghiera borders the following municipalities: Argenta, Ferrara, Masi Torello and Portomaggiore.

Ecclesiastical historyEdit

Of these, Voghenza (in Latin, Vicohabentia) was once a residential bishopric, believed to have been renamed, due to a see shift, in 950 as Diocese of Ferrara (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ferrara–Comacchio).[4] See also: Maurelius of Voghenza

Titular seeEdit

It is now included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[5]

In 1966, the diocese was nominally restored as Latin Titular bishopric of Voghenza (Curiate Italian) or Vicohabentia in Latin, adjective Vicohabentin(us).

It has had the following incumbents,[6] of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank, with an archiepiscopal promotion in this title as exception :

Demographic evolutionEdit

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Archdiocese of Ferrara–Comacchio, Italy".
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 1009
  6. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/former/t1979.htm GCatholic

Sources and external linksEdit

  Media related to Voghiera at Wikimedia Commons