Bagnoregio

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Bagnoregio
—  Comune  —
Comune di Bagnoregio
Bagnoregio is located in Italy
Bagnoregio
Location of Bagnoregio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
FrazioniCivita di Bagnoregio, Castel Cellesi, Vetriolo
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Bigiotti (since June 2009 - first mandate)
Area
 • Total72.6 km2 (28.0 sq mi)
Elevation484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total3,699
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
DemonymBagnoresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code01022
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSt. Bonaventure
Saint dayJuly 14
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Bagnoregio
—  Comune  —
Comune di Bagnoregio
Bagnoregio is located in Italy
Bagnoregio
Location of Bagnoregio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
FrazioniCivita di Bagnoregio, Castel Cellesi, Vetriolo
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Bigiotti (since June 2009 - first mandate)
Area
 • Total72.6 km2 (28.0 sq mi)
Elevation484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total3,699
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
DemonymBagnoresi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code01022
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSt. Bonaventure
Saint dayJuly 14
WebsiteOfficial website

Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90 km northwest of Rome and about 28 km north of Viterbo.

History

In ancient times it was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence the medieval name of Bagnorea.

During the barbarian invasions of Italy, between the sixth and ninth centuries, the city was taken several times by the Ostrogoths and the Lombards. Charlemagne is said to have included it in the Patrimonium Petri, and the Emperor Louis I to have added it to the Papal States in 822.

It is famous as the birthplace (more specifically Civita di Bagnoregio) of the philosopher St. Bonaventure in the early 13th century.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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