Roccagorga

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Roccagorga
Comune
Comune di Roccagorga
Roccagorga is locatit in Italy
Roccagorga
Roccagorga
Location o Roccagorga in Italy
Coordinates: 41°32′N 13°9′E / 41.533°N 13.150°E / 41.533; 13.150Coordinates: 41°32′N 13°9′E / 41.533°N 13.150°E / 41.533; 13.150
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Province o Latina (LT)
Govrenment
 • Mayor Loreto Bevilacqua (syne June 2004)
Aurie
 • Total 24.0 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Tot 4,471
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rocchigiani (archaic: Roccagorgàni)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04010
Dialin code 0773

Roccagorga is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Latina in the Italian region Lazio, locatit aboot 70 kilometres (43 mi) sootheast o Roum an aboot 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast o Latina. As o 31 Dizember 2004, it haed a population o 4,471 an a aurie o 24.0 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi).[1]

Roccagorga borders the follaein municipalities: Carpineto Romano, Maenza, Priverno, Sezze.

Pheesical geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The terrain is primarily hilly an mountainous wi a sile rich in calcium. This helps provide a year-roond supply o watter tae the aurie. The climate is mediterranean, wi het, dry summers an mild, wet winters. Agriculture in the aurie focuses on the growin o olives, as favoured bi the mediterranean climate, the calcareous sile an the soothren exposure o the hillsides.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Roccagorga is situatit at on Monte Nero, a hill in the soothren Lepini mountains. Its origins date back tae the aftermath o the destruction o Privernum in 796 A.D. awtho it wisna until the Middle Ages that it began tae develop on the seicont peak o Gorga, aroond the auld Castle. It is named efter the matron Gorga who, accordin tae legend, settled on Monte Nero alang wi the Privernati refugees.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Hermitage o St. Erasmus.
  • Ethnical Museum o the Lepini Mountains.
  • Kirk o St. Leonard an St. Erasmus.
  • Baronal Palace.

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Aw demographics an ither statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.