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Encyclopedia > Monteu da Po

Monteu da Po is a comune of 828 people in the province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy, 32 km north-east of Turin. In Italy, the 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 or municipality. ... Turin (It. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ...


History

Monteu da Po was an ancient settlement of Ligurian. Its pre-Roman name, which appears on inscriptions of the early imperial period, was Bodincomagus from the Ligurian name of the Po Bodincus, i.e. bottomless (Pliny, Hist. Nat. iii. 122). It stood on the right bank of the river, which has since changed its course and runs now a kilometre to the north of the town. Ligurian may mean one of several things: Pertaining to the ancient Ligures Pertaining to modern Liguria Ligurian language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Po (Latin: Padus) is a river that flows 652 kilometers (405 miles) eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. ...


In Roman times this became the flourishing colonia Industria of the Augustan Regio IX, enrolled in the tribus Pollia. Its importance derived from its location on the road which followed the Po from Augusta Taurinorum to Vardagate. A colonia was a Roman outpost, usually established by veterans of a Roman Legion, who received land as a part of their retirement from the Legions. ... Viewed historically or developmentally, a tribe consists of a social formation existing before the development of, or outside of, states. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ...


Excavations have brought to light a tower, a cult building (previously identified as a theatre), a sanctuary of Isis, valuable bronze figures (some of them made locally) and numerous inscriptions.


Industria appears to have been deserted in the fourth century CE.


References

  • Industria at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.


 
 

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