Cantù

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Cantù
Cantuu  (Lombard)
Comune di Cantù
Piazza garibaldi cantù.jpg
Location of Cantù
Cantù is located in Italy
Cantù
Cantù
Location of Cantù in Italy
Cantù is located in Lombardy
Cantù
Cantù
Cantù (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°44′N 09°08′E / 45.733°N 9.133°E / 45.733; 9.133Coordinates: 45°44′N 09°08′E / 45.733°N 9.133°E / 45.733; 9.133
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceComo (CO)
FrazioniVighizzolo, Fecchio, Mirabello, Cascina Amata, Asnago
Government
 • MayorAlice Galbiati
Area
 • Total23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation
370 m (1,210 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2017)[2]
 • Total39,917
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Canturini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
22063
Dialing code031
Patron saintSaint Apollonia
Saint dayFebruary 9
WebsiteOfficial website

Cantù (Italian pronunciation: [kanˈtu]; Brianzöö: Cantuu [kãˈtyː]) is a city and comune in Italy. It is in the Province of Como, located at the center of the Brianza zone in Lombardy. It is the second largest city in Brianza.

History[change | change source]

The name could come from the Canturigi, a group of people in Insubria during the 6th century BC. A village was founded here by Gauls in the next century. It was captured by the Romans in 196 BC.

In the Middle Ages, the cities of Milan and Como fought over Cantù . The Sforza of Milan took control in the 15th century.

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.