|Comune di Albinea|
View from Albinea towards Reggio Emilia.
Location of Albinea in Italy
|Coordinates: 44°37′N 10°36′E / 44.617°N 10.600°ECoordinates: 44°37′N 10°36′E / 44.617°N 10.600°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Reggio Emilia (RE)|
|Frazioni||Borzano, Botteghe, Broletto, Ca' dei Duchi, Case Spadoni, Caselline, Chiesa Albinea, Crostolo, Dallarosta, Fondo Oca, Gameda, Il Casone, La Russia, Montericco, Pareto di Sotto, Ponticelli, San Giacomo, Vitala|
|• Total||44.02 km2 (17.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||166 m (545 ft)|
|Population (31 May 2004)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Albinea is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Bologna and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of Reggio nell'Emilia.
A document shows that in 980 Holy Roman Emperor Otto II recognized the existence and rights of the ancient Pieve (parish church) of Albinea. From 1070 it was a possession of the bishops of Reggio, who also had a place here. Later, from 1412, it was a fief of the Manfredi family, who held it until 1730.
Albinea was for the most part of its history a rural village; nowadays, a pleasant landscape, between the plains and the lowest hills of the Apennines, a nice climate, and the opportunities of a developed centre have made Albinea an elegant and comfortable place. The short distance from Reggio Emilia allows many citizens to commute daily.
Albinea is twinned with:
- Treptow-Köpenick, Germany, since 1997
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.