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Confienza

Confienza
Comune
Comune di Confienza
Coat of arms of Confienza
Coat of arms
Confienza is located in Italy
Confienza
Location of Confienza in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Pavia (PV)
Government
 • Mayor Michele Zanotti Fragonara
Area
 • Total 26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 1,704
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Confienzesi, Confienzini or Confientini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27030
Dialing code 0384
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day 10 August
Website Official website

Confienza is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pavia in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50 km southwest of Milan and about 50 km northwest of Pavia.

Confienza borders the following municipalities: Casalino, Granozzo con Monticello, Palestro, Robbio, Vespolate, Vinzaglio.

History

Confienza's name derives most likely from the Latin confluentia, referring to a confluence of two rivers which have now changed their course. It belonged to the bishop of Vercelli from 999, then to the lords of the nearby Robbio. Pavia obtained it through the intervention of emperor Frederick II. Later it was under the Visconti (who gave it as a fief to Alberico da Barbiano together with Belgioioso) and the Sforza of Milan. Under the French domination of the Duchy of Milan, it was held by Gian Giacomo Trivulzio. Later it was returned to the Barbiano of Belgioso, to which it belonged until 1797.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.


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