Correggio (Emilia-Romagna)

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Correggio (Italy)
Country Italy
region Emilia-Romagna
province Reggio Emilia  (RE)
Local name Curèz
Coordinates 44 ° 46 '  N , 10 ° 47'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 46 '0 "  N , 10 ° 47' 0"  E
height 33  m slm
surface 77 km²
Residents 25,291 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 328 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 42015
prefix 0522
ISTAT number 035020
Popular name Correggesi
Patron saint San Quirino vescovo e martire and San Michele Arcangelo
Website Correggio

Correggio is a town with 25,291 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the Italian province of Reggio Emilia , Emilia-Romagna region .

The city is the second most important center of the province, after the capital Reggio nell'Emilia , which is 18 kilometers south. The urban area covers 77 km².


Correggio was already a settlement in Roman times , later the area was inhabited by Lombards . However, the town experienced its heyday in the 15th and 16th centuries, when it was the capital of a small Signoria , under whose rule several famous Renaissance writers worked in the city, including Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso .

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  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.