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Ardea, an ancient town and comune in the province of Rome, 41°37N 12°33E, 37 m (121 feet) above sea-level. It is 35 km (22 mi) S of Rome and about 4 km (2.5 mi) from today's Mediterranean coast. In Italy, the commune (comune, plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township. ... Rome (It. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1...

In Antiquity, it was most often mentioned in connection with the Via Ardeatina, one of the consular roads, to which it gave its name. Columella owned a farm there. Lucius Iunius Moderatus Columella was a Roman author of the first century AD. He was born in 4 AD in Gades in Hispania Baetica. ...

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  • Comune di Ardea (unofficial site)

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Ardea, an ancient town and comune in the province of Rome, 41°37N 12°33E, 37 m (121 feet) above sea-level.
In 443 BC the Volscians laid siege to Ardea.
The siege was soon broken by Roman troops under the leadership of Geganius.
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