|Comune di Bastia Umbra|
Location of Bastia Umbra in Italy
|Coordinates: 43°04′24″N 12°33′04″E / 43.07333°N 12.55111°ECoordinates: 43°04′24″N 12°33′04″E / 43.07333°N 12.55111°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Perugia|
|Frazioni||Costano, Ospedalicchio, Madonna Campagna|
|• Mayor||Stefano Ansideri|
|• Total||27.62 km2 (10.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Michael Archangel|
|Saint day||September 29|
Bastia Umbra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 15km southeast of Perugia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 20,523 and an area of 27.6km².
First news of settlements in the area dates from the 11th century AD, although the presence of Roman ruins testify the it was inhabited also in ancient times. In the Middle Ages Bastia was entangled in the struggle between the communes of Assisi and Perugia; in 1319, after a siege of seven months, troops from the latter ravaged it. Bastia was however quickly rebuilt with a new castle and 18 towers. From 1300 to 1594 it was a possession of Perugia, and subsequently of the Papal States. The suffix "Umbra" was added after the annexion to the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1860.
- Average altitude: 200 m s.l.m.
- Highest point: 215 m s.l.m.
- Lowest point: 180 m s.l.m.
- Church of Santa Croce, built in 1295 in white and pink stone. It has a Gothic façade from 1334.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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