Comune di Rubiera
Coat of arms of Rubiera
Coat of arms
Location of Rubiera
Rubiera is located in Italy
Location of Rubiera in Italy
Rubiera is located in Emilia-Romagna
Rubiera (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°39′N10°47′E / 44.650°N 10.783°E / 44.650; 10.783
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Fontana, San Faustino, Sant'Agata
 • Mayor Emanuele Cavallaro
 • Total 25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
41 m (135 ft)
 (31 December 2016)[3]
 • Total 14,882
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rubieresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code 0522
Patron saint Saint Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Rubiera (Reggiano: Rubēra) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located on the Via Emilia about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Reggio Emilia.

History [ edit ]

The original name of the city was Corte de Herberia, probably derived from the Celtic er-beria, meaning "in the middle of the plain". The Roman emperors Gallienus and Valerianus built a bridge over the Secchia river at this location in AD 259.

The first historical mention of Rubiera is from 915, at which time it was a fief of the Supponidi family; the city later became a fief of the Obertenghi family. After a period of decline, it recovered some importance in the 12th century under the comune of Reggio Emilia, due to its strategic position and the fact that the city had a castrum (castle) and massive walls. At later times it was a possession of the House of Este, a Papal possession, and part of the Duchy of Modena and Reggio, during which period the castle was used as a prison.

Among the churches in the community are:[4]

Sports [ edit ]

Rubiera is the hometown of Stefano Baldini, European and Olympic marathon champion. Rubiera's handball team (Pallamano Secchia) has played in the Italian serie A every year since 1982.

Twin towns [ edit ]

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Emilia Romagna Tourism office.

External links [ edit ]

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