Santi Cosma e Damiano, Lazio

Santi Cosma e Damiano is a town and comune in the province of Latina, in the Lazio region of central Italy, whose territory is located partly in the Monti Aurunci area and partly in the Garigliano plain.

Santi Cosma e Damiano
Comune di Santi Cosma e Damiano

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Location of Santi Cosma e Damiano
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Location of Santi Cosma e Damiano in Italy
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Santi Cosma e Damiano (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°18′N 13°49′E
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniCerri Aprano, Grunuovo, San Lorenzo, Ventosa
Government
  MayorFranco Taddeo
Area
  Total31.61 km2 (12.20 sq mi)
Elevation
181 m (594 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017[2])[3]
  Total6,967
  Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sancosemesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04020
Dialing code0771
Patron saintSts. Cosmas and Damian
Saint daySeptember 26
WebsiteOfficial website

Sights include an 11th-century tower in the frazione of Ventosa.

History

It is mentioned for the first time in a Gaetan document from 830 AD, although the area was inhabited in ancient times by the Ausoni/Aurunci (nearby was the ancient town of Vescia).

Here, in the locality known as Vattaglia (local dialect for "battle"), was fought in 915 the Battle of Garigliano between the Italian league and the Saracens. After the battle the place was part of the Duchy of Gaeta, then of the Montecassino Abbey until the Norman conquest in 1140, after which it followed the history of the Kingdom of Naples.

During World War II, Santi Cosma e Damiano was located on the Gustav Line, and therefore suffered heavy bombings in 194344.

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. Data from Istat
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.



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