Comune di Cortemaggiore

Coat of arms
Motto: "Nihil sanctius quam recta fides cum sororibus associata" (Nothing is holier than a true faith combined with other virtues)

Location of Cortemaggiore in Italy

Coordinates: 45°0′N 9°56′E / 45.000°N 9.933°E / 45.000; 9.933Coordinates: 45°0′N 9°56′E / 45.000°N 9.933°E / 45.000; 9.933
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Piacenza (PC)
Frazioni Chiavenna Landi and San Martino in Olza
  Mayor Gianluigi Repetti (Casa delle Libertà)
  Total 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
  Total 4,345
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cortemaggioresi or Magiostrini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29016
Dialing code 0523
Patron saint San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence)
Saint day August 10
Website Comune di Cortemaggiore

Cortemaggiore is an Italian comune located in the Province of Piacenza.

The town was founded in the 1479 by the Pallavicino family, over an old Roman habitation, which had been the capital of the ancient Stato Pallavicino.

Among the religious edifices in the town are the following:

In 1949 the Italian entrepreneur Enrico Mattei, discovers in Cortemaggiore's subsoil an important oilfield; with this oil was product a gasoline (the only one refined from Italian oil), called Supercortemaggiore.

In 1997 to Cortemaggiore was conferred the title of "Città d'Arte" (City of Art), a particular prize assigned to the most artistical interesting city.

The municipality's motto is "Nihil sanctius quam recta fides cum sororibus associata" (Nothing is holier than a true faith combined with other virtues).


Cortemaggiore is located in the northern Italy about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Milan and 120 kilometres (75 mi) from Bologna, in the zone of Italy called "Pianura Padana". The municipality borders with Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Villanova sull'Arda, Besenzone, San Pietro in Cerro, Caorso, Pontenure and Cadeo.

Born in Cortemaggiore

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