San Felice sul Panaro

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San Felice sul Panaro
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San Felice sul Panaro (Italy)
San Felice sul Panaro
Country Italy
region Emilia-Romagna
province Modena  (MO)
Local name San Felìz
Coordinates 44 ° 50 '  N , 11 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 50 '3 "  N , 11 ° 8' 37"  E
height 19  m slm
surface 51.51 km²
Residents 10,844 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 211 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 41038
prefix 0535
ISTAT number 036037
Popular name Sanfeliciani
Patron saint San Felice (Felix)
Website San Felice sul Panaro
The Banco Popolare in San Felice sul Panaro

San Felice sul Panaro is a northern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 10,844 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Modena in Emilia-Romagna . The municipality is located about 27.5 kilometers northeast of Modena , about 38 kilometers west of Ferrara and about 41 kilometers northwest of Bologna . The municipality is located in the southern Po Valley .

Contrary to the name of the place, the place is not on the Panaro River . This, however, flows through the neighboring communities of Camposanto and Finale Emilia .


As early as the 8th century, the area belonged to the territory of the Abbey of Nonantola . In 927 the community was first named as Castellum Sancti Felicis . The later addition ( sul Panaro ) was created at a later time to differentiate the municipality from other similar municipality names, although the Panaro river does not flow through the municipality.

On May 20, 2012, the city was struck by an earthquake with a value of 6.5 on the Richter scale . Among other historical buildings, the castle was badly damaged.

Several people were killed in another quake on May 29 in San Felice.

Economy and Transport

San Felice sul Panaro and a train station are on the route from Bologna to Brenner . The region is known for its meat production. In particular, the salami produced here enjoys the protection of the designation of origin .

According to preliminary plans, a motorway ( Autostrada ) from Bologna to Ferrara should lead through the municipality (connection Autostrada A22 with Autostrada A13 ).


The annual Magico Carnival is one of the largest carnival events in Italy.

Web links

Commons : San Felice sul Panaro  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Thousands lose their homes due to earthquake - Deutschlandradio from May 29, 2012