Latina (Italian pronunciation: [laˈtiːna] ( listen)) is the caipital o the province o Latina in the Lazio region, in central Italy. As o 2011, the ceety haes 115,895 indwallers an is sicweys the seicont-lairgest ceety o the region, efter the naitional caipital Roum. It wis foondit in 1932 unner the fascist admeenistration, as Littoria, when the aurie surroondin it, which haed been a swamp syne antiquity, wis drained.

Latina
Comune di Latina
The palace o the Piazza del Popolo
The palace o the Piazza del Popolo
Latina is located in Italy
Latina
Latina
Location o Latina in Italy
Coordinates: 41°28′N 12°54′E / 41.467°N 12.900°E / 41.467; 12.900
KintraItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniSee leet
Govrenment
 • MayorDamiano Coletta
Area
 • Total277 km2 (107 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2011)
 • Total119,895
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Latinensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04100, 04010, 04013
Dialin code0773
Patron sauntSaunt Maria Goretti an St. Mark
Saunt day25 Apryle
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

HistoryEedit

 
The inauguration o Littoria in 1932.

Latina wis foondit bi Benito Mussolini on 30 Juin 1932 as Littoria, named for the fascio littorio. The ceety wis inauguratit on 18 Dizember o the same year. Littoria wis populatit wi settlers comin mainly frae Friuli an Veneto, who formit the sae-cried Venetian-Pontine commonty (the day survivin anerly in some peripherical boroughs). The edifices an the monuments, mainly in rationalist style, wur designed bi famous airchitects an airtists sic as Marcello Piacentini, Angiolo Mazzoni an Duilio Cambellotti.

In 1934 it became a provincial caipital an, efter Warld War II, renamit Latina in 1946. Wi the arrival o ither fowk maistly frae Lazio itsel, the oreeginal Venetian-lik dialect wis increasingly substitutit bi a form o Romanesco dialect.

The ceety coat o airms is a blue shield wi a stylisit drawin o the Ceety Haw Clock Touer in the middle, staundin on a field o green, an flankit bi twa stalks o wheat tee'd at the base wi a reid ribbon engravit wi the motto "LATINA OLIM PALUS" ("Latina, ance a swamp") in Laitin. The shield is surmoontit bi a mural croun. The airms combine the three colours o the Banner o Italy (red, white, an green) wi the "Azzurro Savoia" (the blue o the Hoose o Savoy).

EconomyEedit

The ceety haes some pharmaceutical, chemical industry, cheese production an haes a strang service sector. Latina is an important centre for agricultur an aw (vegetables, flouers, succar, fruit, cheese an derivates).

The umwhile Latina nuclear pouer plant is nou shutdoun an unnergoin decommissionin.

FrazioniEedit

The frazioni o Latina are: Latina Lido, Latina Scalo, Borgo Bainsizza, Borgo Carso, Borgo Faiti, Borgo Grappa, Borgo Isonzo, Borgo Montello, Borgo Piave, Borgo Podgora, Borgo Sabotino, Borgo Santa Maria, Borgo San Michele, Chiesuola, an Tor Tre Ponti.

GeografieEedit

Latina is locatit in the Province o Latina, pairt o the soothren section o the region o Lazio. The ceety is aboot 62 kilometre (39 mile) sooth o Roum The municipality borders on Aprilia, Cisterna di Latina, Nettuno, Pontinia, Sabaudia, Sermoneta an Sezze.

ClimateEedit

Latina haes a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) lik maist o soothren Italy.

Climate data for Latina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 11.1
(52.0)
12.2
(54.0)
16.1
(61.0)
19.4
(66.9)
23.9
(75.0)
27.8
(82.0)
31.1
(88.0)
30.6
(87.1)
27.8
(82.0)
22.2
(72.0)
16.7
(62.1)
13.3
(55.9)
21.1
(70.0)
Average law °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
3.3
(37.9)
6.1
(43.0)
8.9
(48.0)
12.8
(55.0)
16.1
(61.0)
18.3
(64.9)
18.3
(64.9)
16.1
(61.0)
11.7
(53.1)
7.2
(45.0)
5.0
(41.0)
10.6
(51.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 81.3
(3.20)
68.6
(2.70)
73.7
(2.90)
66.0
(2.60)
58.9
(2.32)
40.7
(1.60)
17.8
(0.70)
25.4
(1.00)
66.0
(2.60)
127.0
(5.00)
111.8
(4.40)
99.1
(3.90)
830.6
(32.70)
Source: Weatherbase[1]

In popular culturEedit

The Italian film My Brother Is an Only Child is set in Latina.[2]

Notable residentsEedit

International relationsEedit

Twin touns / Sister ceetiesEedit

Latina is twinned wi:

GalleryEedit

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. Historical weather for Latina, Italy
  2. Weissberg, Jay (18 Mey 2007). "My Brother Is an Only Child Review". variety.com. Retrieved 18 Mey 2007.

Freemit airtinsEedit

  • Official website
  • Ofteland, Hanne Storm (2002). "Littoria" (PDF). Institute for Art History, University of Oslo. Archived frae the original (pdf) on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 5 Februar 2010.