Pontinia

Pontinia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Latina in the Italian region Lazio, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Rome and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Latina.

Pontinia
Comune di Pontinia

Coat of arms
Location of Pontinia
Pontinia
Location of Pontinia in Italy
Pontinia
Pontinia (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°24′N 13°3′E
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
Government
  MayorCarlo Medici
Area
  Total112.2 km2 (43.3 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[2]
  Total14,909
  Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pontiniani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04014
Dialing code0773
Patron saintSt. Anne
Saint dayJuly 26

Pontinia was established in 1935, as part of the project under Prime Minister Benito Mussolini which drained the Pontine Marshes and converted them to agriculture.[3] The town plan was designed by engineer Alfredo Pappalardo, an employee of the Opera Nazionale Combattenti, the agency which oversaw the engineering works and settlement of the Pontine Marshes.

Pontinia borders the following municipalities: Latina, Priverno, Sabaudia, Sezze, Sonnino, Terracina.

Twin cities

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Duany, Andrés, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Robert Alminana (2003). The New Civic Art. Rizzoli International Publications, New York.


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