Roccagorga

Roccagorga 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 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Latina.

Roccagorga
Comune di Roccagorga
Location of Roccagorga
Roccagorga
Location of Roccagorga in Italy
Roccagorga
Roccagorga (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°32′N 13°9′E
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
Government
  MayorCarla Amici
Area
  Total24.49 km2 (9.46 sq mi)
Elevation
287 m (942 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2015)[2]
  Total4,587
  Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rocchigiani (archaic: Roccagorgàni)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04010
Dialing code0773
WebsiteOfficial website

Roccagorga borders the following municipalities: Carpineto Romano, Maenza, Priverno, Sezze.

Physical geography

The terrain is primarily hilly and mountainous with a soil rich in calcium. This helps provide a year-round supply of water to the area. The climate is mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Agriculture in the area focuses on the growing of olives, as favoured by the mediterranean climate, the calcareous soil and the southern exposure of the hillsides.

History

Roccagorga is situated on Monte Nero, a hill in the southern Lepini mountains. Its origins date back to the aftermath of the destruction of Privernum in 796 AD although it was not until the Middle Ages that it began to develop on the second peak of Gorga, around the old Castle. It is named after the matron Gorga who, according to legend, settled on Monte Nero along with the Privernati refugees.

Main sights

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.


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