Cittareale

Cittareale is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Rome and 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Rieti.

Cittareale
Comune di Cittareale

Coat of arms
Location of Cittareale
Cittareale
Location of Cittareale in Italy
Cittareale
Cittareale (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°37′N 13°10′E
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceRieti (RI)
FrazioniAra dei Colli, Bricca, Cagnerone, Ca Jenco, Cesetta, Collenasso, Collicelle, Conca, Folcara, Le Rose, Marianitto, Matrecciano, Mola Coletta, Pallottini, Santa Croce, Santa Giusta, Sacco, Scanzano, Sorecone, Trimezzo, Vetozza, Vezzano
Government
  MayorGiuseppe Fedele
Area
  Total58.8 km2 (22.7 sq mi)
Elevation
952 m (3,123 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2008[2])[3]
  Total474
  Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cittarealesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
02010
Dialing code0746
WebsiteOfficial website

Cittareale borders the following municipalities: Accumoli, Amatrice, Borbona, Cascia, Leonessa, Montereale, Norcia, Posta. The source of the Velino river are in the communal territory.

Cittareal is home to a large Rocca (castle), which had a strategical importance due to its position between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal States. Its current appearance date to the reconstruction by the Aragonese in 1479. The church of St. Peter in Vetozza was built over a pre-existing temple dedicated to Vacuna, and later was owned by the Abbey of Farfa.

The Roman emperor Vespasian was born nearby.

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.


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