Guidonia Montecelio

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Guidonia Montecelio
Comune
Comune di Guidonia Montecelio
Panorama o Guidonia

Coat of arms
Guidonia athin the Province o Roum
Guidonia Montecelio is located in Italy
Guidonia Montecelio
Guidonia Montecelio
Location o Guidonia Montecelio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°00′N 12°43′E / 42.000°N 12.717°E / 42.000; 12.717
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Roum (RM)
Frazioni Albuccione, Bivio di Guidonia, Colle Fiorito, Colleverde, La Botte, Marco Simone, Montecelio, Pichini, Setteville, Setteville Nord, Villalba, Villanova
Government
 • Mayor Eligio Rubeis
Area
 • Total 79.06 km2 (30.53 sq mi)
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (August 2009)[1]
 • Total 82,558
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym Guidoniani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00010, 00011, 00012, 00014
Diallin code 0774
Patron saunt Maria Beata Vergine di Loreto
Saunt day December 10
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Guidonia Montecelio, commonly kent as Guidonia, is a toun an comune in the province o Roum, Lazio, central Italy.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Guidonia Montecelio, formit bi the main touns o Guidonia an Montecelio, lees tae the north-east o Rome, some kilometres frae the Grande Raccordo Anulare - a ring-shaped motorway which forms a circle aroond the capital. The terrain o Guidonia Montecelio is mainly flat, an the commonty lees in atween the Via Nomentana an the Via Tiburtina.

It borders wi Fonte Nuova, Marcellina, Palombara Sabina, Roum, San Polo dei Cavalieri, Sant'Angelo Romano an Tivoli. The hamlets (frazioni) are Albuccione, Bivio di Guidonia, Colle Fiorito, Colleverde, La Botte, Marco Simone, Montecelio, Pichini, Setteville, Setteville Nord, Villalba an Villanova.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Montecelio wis foondit in 998 as a fortifeed castrum (Castrum Monticellorum).

In 1915 the Regio Esercito (Italian Ryal Airmy) built a major militar airport in the aurie for its Corpo Aeronautico Militare (Militar Aviation Corps), the predecessor o the Italian Ryal Air Force foondit in 1923.

Guidonia wis erectit as a comune in 1937 bi Benito Mussolini, its name chosen tae honour the Regia Aeronautica general Alessandro Guidoni (1880-1928), who haed dee'd on 27 Apryle 1928 while testin a new parachute at the air force facilities.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Travertine caves in Guidonia.

The day the toun is pairt o Roum metropolitan aurie, wi a massive presence o industry (mainly travertine caves an cement industry) an the service sector. The nummer o residents commutin tae Roum is heich, wi transport in a creetical situation.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guidonia Montecelio is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Demography in Figures". Istituto nazionale di statistica (ISTAT).  for August 2009

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Guidonia Montecelio at Wikimedie Commons