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.

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

Remarkable the Delizia di Belriguardo, an House of Este residence.

Geography edit

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 history edit

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 see edit

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 evolution edit

References edit

  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 links edit

  Media related to Voghiera at Wikimedia Commons