Negrar

Negrar di Valpolicella is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Venice and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Verona. Since the 8th February 2019, the official name has been changed to "Negrar di Valpolicella" (L.R. n. 7, 8 February 2019) after a referendum was held in the town.[3]

Negrar di Valpolicella
Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella
Church in Negrar.

Coat of arms
Location of Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella
Location of Negrar di Valpolicella in Italy
Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°32′N 10°56′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniArbizzano, Jago, Fane, Mazzano, Montecchio, Prun, Santa Maria, Torbe
Government
  MayorGiorgio Dal Negro
Area
  Total40.5 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2015)[2]
  Total17,119
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Negraresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37024 capoluogo, 37020 frazioni
Dialing code045
Patron saintSaint Martin
WebsiteOfficial website

History

In prehistoric times, it was a center of the Arusnati, a not well-known population of perhaps mixed origins. In the Middle Ages it was a free commune until it was acquired by the Scaliger of Verona (14th century). Later it was part of the Republic of Venice, under which, in 1791, it received the right to hold a livestock market.

Economy

Negrar and its villages are mainly devoted to agricultural, with production of cherries, vine and fruit, and of wines such as Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto.

Notable people

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. "Risultati ufficiosi Referendum Consultivo Cambio Denominazione". www.comunenegrar.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-04-13.


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