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Legnano
Comune
Comune di Legnano
Church of San Magno.
Church of San Magno.
Legnano is locatit in Italy
Legnano
Legnano
Location o Legnano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°36′N 08°55′E / 45.600°N 8.917°E / 45.600; 8.917
Kintra Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Govrenment
 • Mayor Alberto Centinaio (PD)
Aurie
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 199 m (653 ft)
Population (31 March 2009)
 • Tot 58,013
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Legnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20025
Dialin code 0331
Patron saunt St. Magnus
Saunt day November 5
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Legnano is an Italian toun an comune wi 59.147 indwallers in the north-wastmaist pairt o Province o Milan, aboot 20 km (12 mi) frae Dountoun Milan.

Thanks tae the historic Battle o Legnano, Legnano is the anerly toun, in addeetion tae Roum, namit in the Italian naitional anthem. Ivery year Legnanesi remember this battle wi the Palio delle contrade.

The toun is servit bi Legnano railwey station.

Territory[eedit | eedit soorce]

Legnano is situatit alang the river Olona. The grund is mainly componit o pebbles, gravel, saund an clay. It wis ance covered bi a thin layer o humus, unsuitable for the gowin o firths, sae it wis maistly heathland.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist auncient proofs a dounset in Legnano dates tae pre-historic times, tae the sae-cried Remedello cultur (21st-19t centuries BC). Later it wis a Celtic centre, conquered bi the Romans in the 1st century BC.

In the Middle Ages, Legnano wis the location o the battle in which Emperor Frederick I wis defeatit bi the Lombard League (1176).

Frae 1820 tae 1915, wi the introduction o numerous textile an mechanical companies, the toun grew frae an agricultural tae an industrial centre. Maist o the textile industries closed in the 1960s: the day the services sector is the maist thrivin ane.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Basilica o San Magno (early 16t century), designed bi Giovanni Antonio Amadeo or ane o his follaeers. The interior, on the Greek cross plan, contains an altar bi Bernardino Luini which it is said tae hae been begun bi Bramante or, mair likely, bi Amadeo or Antonio da Lonate.
  • Kirk o Sant'Ambrogio, kent frae 1389. It wis rebuilt in the 17t century.
  • Castle, enlairgit bi the Torriani re-uisin a umwhile convent. Later it wis awned bi the Lampugnani faimily.
  • The monument tae Alberto da Giussano in the Piazza Monumento (1900).

Famous fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club Sport Foondit League
A.C. Legnano Fitbaa 1913 Serie C1/A
Legnano Basket Knights Basketbaa 1966 Serie B2
Frogs Legnano American fitbaa 1977 Serie A
Atletica Legnano Track an field ? FIDAL
Baseball Softball Club Legnano Basebaa an Softbaa 1950 Serie A1 (softbaa); Serie C1 (basebaa)

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thegither wi Roum, Legnano is the anerly ither ceety mentioned in the Italian naitional anthem bi Goffredo Mameli.

"Legnano" is a famous buist o lichtwicht racin bicycles, namit for the ceety in which thay wur producit. Notably, celebratit racers Gino Bartali an Fausto Coppi rode Legnano bicycles.[1]

The fashion hoose Dolce & Gabbana haes its admeenistrative offices in Legnano.[2]

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. [1][deid airtin]
  2. "Dolce&Gabbana - Offices". Dolcegabbana.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

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