Bellegra

Summary

Bellegra
Comune di Bellegra
Bellegra seen from Olevano Romano.
Bellegra seen from Olevano Romano.
Coat of arms of Bellegra
Coat of arms
Location of Bellegra
Bellegra is located in Italy
Bellegra
Bellegra
Location of Bellegra in Italy
Bellegra is located in Lazio
Bellegra
Bellegra
Bellegra (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°53′N 13°02′E / 41.883°N 13.033°E / 41.883; 13.033
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniVaccarecce, Vadocanale, Fontanafresca
Government
 • MayorFlavio Cera
Area
 • Total18.78 km2 (7.25 sq mi)
Elevation
815 m (2,674 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017[2])[3]
 • Total2,839
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bellegrani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00030
Dialing code06
Patron saintPope St. Sixtus II
Saint dayAugust 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Bellegra is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, in the Lazio region of central Italy.

Its original name had been Civitella (Latin: Civitas Vitellia). The town council changed that name to its current one in 1880, out of the belief that the town lay on the site of an ancient town called Belecre, possibly from the Latin bella aegra (blood-stained wars).[4]

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ ComuniWeb.it "Bellegra" (in Italian)