Legnago (Italian pronunciation: [leɲˈɲaːɡo]) is a town and comune in the Province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy, with population (2012) of 25,439. It is located on the Adige river, about 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Verona. Its fertile land produces crops of rice, other cereals, sugar, and tobacco.
|Città di Legnago|
Cathedral of Legnago
Legnago within the Province of Verona
Location of Legnago in Italy
|Coordinates: 45°11′40″N 11°18′45″E|
|Frazioni||Canove, Casette, Porto, San Pietro, San Vito, Terranegra, Torretta, Vangadizza, Vigo|
|• Mayor||Clara Scapin|
|• Total||79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||320/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Martin|
|Saint day||November 11|
Traces of human presence in the area date back to the Bronze Age.
Legnago had an important military role since the early Middle Ages. In the 19th century it was one of the Quadrilatero fortresses, the main strongpoint of the Austrian Lombardy-Venetia puppet state during the Italian Wars of Independence. The present fortifications were planned and made in 1815, the older defences having been destroyed by Napoleon I in 1801.
Located in the southwestern corner of its province, near the borders with the ones of Rovigo, Padua and Vicenza, Legnago borders with the municipalities of Angiari, Bergantino (RO), Bonavigo, Boschi Sant'Anna, Castelnovo Bariano (RO), Cerea, Minerbe, Terrazzo and Villa Bartolomea. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Canove, Casette, Porto, San Pietro, San Vito, Terranegra, Torretta, Vangadizza and Vigo.
- Church of San Salvaro (12th century).
- Cathedral (Duomo), from the 18th century.
- The Torrione ("Grand Tower"), dating from the 14th century, the only surviving tower from the old medieval walls.
The local football club is the F.C. Legnago Salus S.S.D..
- (in Italian) Municipal statute of Legnago
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- (in Italian) Source: Istat 2012