Zoppola

Zoppola (Standard Friulian: Çopule; Western Friulian: Sopula) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Trieste and about 9 kilometres (6 miles) east of Pordenone.

Zoppola
Comune di Zoppola
Town hall.

Coat of arms
Location of Zoppola
Zoppola
Location of Zoppola in Italy
Zoppola
Zoppola (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°58′N 12°46′E
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvincePordenone (PN)
FrazioniCastions, Cusano, Murlis, Orcenico Inferiore, Orcenico Superiore, Ovoledo, Poincicco
Government
  MayorFrancesca Papais
Area
  Total45.4 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[2]
  Total8,572
  Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Zoppolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33080
Dialing code0434
Patron saintSaint Martin
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website

The Italian poet Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote a poem called Le gioie di Orcenico ("The joys of Orcenico"), since he lived in Casarsa della Delizia, not far from Zoppola's frazione (hamlet) of Orcenico from 1943 to 1949.

Main sights

  • Castle of the Panciera Counts (14th century), owned by the patriarch of Aquileia and Cardinal Antonio Panciera. The inner court has frescoes by Pomponio Amalteo
  • San Martino church
  • San Michele, church in the frazione of Ovoledo, with 16th-century frescoes and paintings
  • Sant'Andrea church at Castions, with two canvases by Amalteo and one by Antonio Carneo

International relations

Zoppola is twinned with:

People

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. Population data from Istat


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