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Latina, Lazio

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Country  Italy
Population  119,208 (2010)
Region  Lazio

Province  Province of Latina
Area  277 km2
Mayor  Giovanni Di Giorgi (PdL)
Latina, Lazio in the past, History of Latina, Lazio

Map of Latina, Lazio

Latina ([laˈtiːna]) is the capital of the province of Latina in the Lazio region, in central Italy. As of 2011, the city has 115,895 inhabitants and is thus the second-largest city of the region, after the national capital Rome. It was founded in 1932 under the fascist administration, as Littoria, when the area surrounding it, which had been a swamp since antiquity, was drained.

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Latina, Lazio in the past, History of Latina, Lazio

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History

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Latina was founded by Benito Mussolini on 30 June 1932 as Littoria, named for the fascio littorio. The city was inaugurated on 18 December of the same year. Littoria was populated with settlers coming mainly from Friuli and Veneto, who formed the so-called Venetian-Pontine community (today surviving only in some peripheral boroughs). The edifices and the monuments, mainly in rationalist style, were designed by famous architects and artists such as Marcello Piacentini, Angiolo Mazzoni and Duilio Cambellotti.

Latina, Lazio On top a photo from Latina Lazio TrekEarth

In 1934 it became a provincial capital and, after World War II, renamed Latina in 1946. With the arrival of other people mostly from Lazio itself, the original Venetian-like dialect was increasingly substituted by a form of Romanesco dialect.

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The city coat of arms is a blue shield with a stylized drawing of the City Hall Clock Tower in the middle, standing on a field of green, and flanked by two stalks of wheat tied at the base with a red ribbon engraved with the motto "LATINA OLIM PALUS" ("Latina, once a swamp") in Latin. The shield is surmounted by a mural crown. The arms combine the three colors of the Flag of Italy (red, white, and green) with the "Azzurro Savoia" (the blue of the House of Savoy).

Economy

The city has some pharmaceutical, chemical industry, cheese production and has a strong service sector. Latina is also an important centre for agriculture (vegetables, flowers, sugar, fruit, cheese and derivates).

The former Latina nuclear power plant has been shut down and is currently undergoing decommissioning.

Frazioni

The frazioni of Latina are: Latina Lido, Latina Scalo, Borgo Bainsizza, Borgo Carso, Borgo Faiti, Borgo Grappa, Borgo Isonzo, Borgo Montello, Borgo Piave, Borgo Podgora, Borgo Sabotino, Borgo Santa Maria, Borgo San Michele, Chiesuola, and Tor Tre Ponti.

Geography

Latina is located in the Province of Latina, part of the southern section of the region of Lazio. The city is about 62 kilometres (39 miles) south of Rome The municipality borders on Aprilia, Cisterna di Latina, Nettuno, Pontinia, Sabaudia, Sermoneta and Sezze.

Climate

Latina has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) like most of southern Italy.

In popular culture

The Italian film My Brother Is an Only Child is set in Latina.

Notable residents

  • Manuela Arcuri, actress
  • Tiziano Ferro, pop singer
  • Antonio Pennacchi, writer
  • Karin Proia, actress
  • Ilaria Spada, actress
  • Sara Zanier, actress, model
  • Elena Santarelli, actress, model, TV presenter
  • Debora Salvalaggio, actress, model, showgirl
  • Eugenio Cappuccio, film director
  • Erika de Bonis, singer within the genre of Eurotrance and Italo genres
  • Marco Lo Russo, musician, composer
  • Mattia Perin, football goalkeeper
  • Twin towns / Sister cities

    Latina is twinned with:

  • Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
  • Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, England
  • References

    Latina, Lazio Wikipedia


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