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Casalecchio di Reno
Comune di Casalecchio di Reno
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
The Reno River at Casalecchio.
Coat of arms of Casalecchio di Reno
Coat of arms
Location of Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno is located in Italy
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno
Location of Casalecchio di Reno in Italy
Casalecchio di Reno is located in Emilia-Romagna
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno
Casalecchio di Reno (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283Coordinates: 44°29′N 11°17′E / 44.483°N 11.283°E / 44.483; 11.283
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
Metropolitan cityBologna (BO)
FrazioniOld frazioni have been replaced by five zones: Croce, Centro (or Garibaldi), Ceretolo, San Biagio, Tizzano Eremo
Government
 • MayorMassimo Bosso
Area
 • Total17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total36,456
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casalecchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
40033
Dialing code051
Patron saintSaint Martin of Tours
Saint day11 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Casalecchio di Reno (Bolognese: Caṡalècc') is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy.

History[edit]

Casalecchio's name is derived from Casaliculum ("collection of little houses"), and from the presence of the Reno River. The site has archaeological treasures dating from the Paleolithic and Villanovan eras; Etruscan remains have also been found.

The Battle of Casalecchio took place here on 26 June 1402. Casalecchio was heavily damaged by Allied bombers during World War II.

On 6 December 1990, an Aermacchi MB-326 jet of the Italian Air Force crashed into Gaetano Salvemini technical high school in Casalecchio di Reno. Twelve students were killed and at least 70 injured. The pilot ejected after losing control of the aircraft.[4]

Economy[edit]

The commune has the headquarters of the cooperative Coop.[5]

International relations[edit]

Casalecchio di Reno is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from Istat
  4. ^ "Italian Fighter Jet Crashes Into School". Philly.com. 6 December 1990. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  5. ^ Home page Archived 2013-02-10 at the Wayback Machine. Coop. Retrieved on 29 January 2011. "Via del Lavoro 6/8 40033 Casalecchio di Reno BO."
  6. ^ "Partner cities". Archived from the original on 2014-08-06. Retrieved 1 May 2014.

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