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Comune di Roccagorga
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province / Metropolitan ceety Province o Latina (LT)
 • Mayor Loreto Bevilacqua (syne June 2004)
 • 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)
 • Summer (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 and mountainous with a soil rich in calcium. This helps provide a year-round supply of water to the area. The climate is mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Agriculture in the area focuses on the growing of olives, as favoured by the mediterranean climate, the calcareous soil and the southern exposure of the hillsides.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Roccagorga is situatit at on Monte Nero, a hill in the southern Lepini mountains. Its origins date back to the aftermath of the destruction of Privernum in 796 A.D. although it wasn't until the Middle Ages that it began to develop on the second peak of Gorga, around the old Castle. It is named after the matron Gorga who, according to legend, settled on Monte Nero along with 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.