Scandiano

Scandiano (Reggiano: Scandiân) is a town and comune in Emilia-Romagna, in the northeast part of the country of Italy, near the city of Reggio nell'Emilia and the Secchia river. It had a population of 25,663 as of 31 December 2016.

Scandiano
Comune di Scandiano
Monument of Lazzaro Spallanzani

Coat of arms
Location of Scandiano
Scandiano
Location of Scandiano in Italy
Scandiano
Scandiano (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°35′50″N 10°41′30″E
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceReggio nell'Emilia (RE)
FrazioniArceto, Bosco, Cacciola, Ca' de' Caroli, Chiozza, Fellegara, Iano, Pratissolo, Rondinara, San Ruffino, Ventoso
Government
  MayorAlessio Mammi
Area
  Total49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation
95 m (312 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[2]
  Total25,663
  Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Scandianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Patron saintSt. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint dayNovember 25

History

From Scandiano (in Italian)

The current residential settlement was founded by Fogliani Gilberto in 1262 with the construction of the Castle around which some houses developed. Initially built for defensive purposes, it was later transformed into a seigneurial mansion by the Boiardo family (1423–1560) and later into a Renaissance palace by the Marquis Thiene (1565–1623), the Bentivoglio (1623–45) and princes of Este (1645–1796)

Since the 1960s, the town has been an important centre for the production of tiles, connected to the district of Sassuolo.

Title

As a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Marquis of Scandiano" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Notable persons linked to Scandiano

Notable natives of Scandiano are:

Twin towns

References

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