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Comune di Sant'Oreste
Sant'Oreste is locatit in Italy
Location o Sant'Oreste in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′N 12°31′E / 42.233°N 12.517°E / 42.233; 12.517
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Roum (RM)
 • Mayor Mario Segoni
 • Total 44.0 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Tot 3,800
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00060
Dialin code 0761
Patron saunt St. Edistus
Saunt day October 12
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Sant'Oreste is a comune (municipality) in the province o Roum in the Italian region Lazio, locatit aboot 35 km north o Roum. It stauns owerby fae the Monte Soratte, that hooses a Natural Preserve wi the same name.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first mention o Sant'Oreste is made bi Benedict o Soratte (Benedetto del Soratte) in his Chronicon in 747 AD, in whilk he mentions Curtis Sancii Heristi.[2] Ane source states that the toponym derives frae the faimily o the Aristi or Edisti. A memmer o this faimily, Saunt Orestes (Edistus, Sant'Edisto, Sant'Oreste) wis martyred for his faith aroond 68 AD. Wi linguistic transmogrification, the name wis chynged frae Sanctus Edistus tae Sanctus Heristus, Santo Resto, San Tresto, Sant'Oreste.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Comune di Sant'Oreste