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Comune di Mirandola
Coat of airms o Mirandola
Coat airms
Mirandola is located in Italy
Location o Mirandola in Italy
Coordinates: 44°53′12″N 11°4′0″E / 44.88667°N 11.06667°E / 44.88667; 11.06667
FrazioniCividale, Gavello, Mortizzuolo, Quarantoli, San Giacomo Roncole, San Martin Carano, San Martino Spino, Tramuschio
 • MayorMaino Benatti
 • Total137.1 km2 (52.9 sq mi)
18 m (59 ft)
 • Total22,068
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0535
Patron sauntSaunt Possidonio
Saunt day16 Mey
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Mirandola (local dialect: La Miràndla) is a ceety an comune o Emilia-Romagna, Italy, in the Province o Modena, 31 km northeast o the provincial caipital bi railwey.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mirandola oreeginatit as a Renaissance ceety-fortress. For fower centuries it wis the seat o a independent principality (first a coonty, then a duchy), a possession o the Pico faimily, whose maist ootstaundin member wis the polymath Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494). It wis besiegit twa times: in 1510 an 1551.

It wis acquired bi the Duchy o Modena in 1710. The ceety stairtit tae decay efter the castle wis destroyed in 1714.

On 29 Mey 2012 a pouerful yirdquauk hit the Mirandola area. It killed at least 17 fowk an collapsed kirks an factories. An aw 200 wur injured. The 5.8 magnitude quauk left 14,000 fowk hameless.[2]

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Palazzo del Comune is a 15t-century edifice o Gothic style. The castle o the Pico faimily haes been recently restored an it is nou open tae the public.
  • Palazzo della Ragione, in late Gothic style.
  • Palazzo Bergomi (15t century)
  • Palazzo Comunale (1468, lairgely restored in the 19t century), wi the portraits o the Pico an ither airtwirks, includin an Adoration o the Magi ance attributit tae Palma il Giovane.
  • The cathedral, datin frae the end o the 15t century, haes been restored. S. Francesco is a fine Gothic kirk. It hooses the tombs o the Pico faimily, includin that o Prendiparte Pico (14t century). Collapsed durin the seicont of the 2012 Emilia yirdquauks.
  • The Baroque Kirk o the Gesù (1690).
  • The 15t century Collegiata.

Twin ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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