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Comune di Lanuvio
Lanuvio Panoram 4th April 2010.jpg
Lanuvio is locatit in Italy
Location o Lanuvio in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 12°42′E / 41.683°N 12.700°E / 41.683; 12.700
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Roum (RM)
Frazioni Campoleone
 • Mayor Umberto Leoni
 • Total 43.9 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)[1]
 • Tot 12,730
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Civitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialin code 06
Patron saunt St. Peter the Apostle
Saunt day April 7
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Lanuvio is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Roum in the Italian region Latium, locatit aboot 30 km sootheast o Roum, on the Alban Hills.

Lanuvio borders the follaein municipalities: Aprilia, Ariccia, Genzano di Roma, Velletri.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

For the auncient history, see Lanuvium

In auncient times Lanuvium wis a important toun in the nearbi o Roum. The emperors Antoninus Pius, an Commodus wur born here, thegither wi the ' condottiero' Marcantonio Colonna. It decayed efter the reign o Theodosius I (late 4t century AD), an wis maistly abandoned due tae the shuttin doun o its Pagan sanctuars.

It is mentioned again in the 11t century, when it wis a seat o a Benedictine monastery. In the early 15t century it wis acquired bi the Colonna faimily, tae whom it belaangit till 1564.

On 17 Februar 1944, durin Warld War II, it wis bombed bi sea an air bi the Allies, an amaist entirely destroyed.

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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