Poggio Rusco

Poggio Rusco
Comune di Poggio Rusco

Coat of arms
Poggio Rusco

Location of Poggio Rusco in Italy

Coordinates: 44°58′40″N 11°07′10″E / 44.97778°N 11.11944°E / 44.97778; 11.11944
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Mantua (MN)
Frazioni Agnolo, Dragoncello, Quattrocase, Segonda, Stoppiaro, Verdonda
  Mayor Sergio Rinaldoni (since May 30, 2006)
  Total 42.35 km2 (16.35 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (March 31, 2006)
  Total 6,459
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Poggesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46025
Dialing code 0386
Patron saint St.Mary
Saint day May 31
Website Official website

Poggio Rusco is a small town and comune in the Province of Mantua, whose inhabitants number 6,641 as of January 1, 2015. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from the provincial capital.

The town extends its territory in the south-eastern Oltrepò Mantovano, 9 kilometres (6 mi) from the Po River and just 2 kilometres (1 mi) from Province of Modena, equidistant position to important cities of Po Valley like Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Bologna and Modena.

Poggio Rusco is considered an important road junction. Statal Road 12, called Abetone-Brennero, which links Po Valley with Germany, intersects the Provincial Road 496, which connects Mantua with Ferrara.

In the same way, Poggio Rusco is a strategic railroad junction. Here the Bologna-Verona-Brennero-Munich line meets the La Spezia-Parma-Suzzara-Poggio Rusco-Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini line which links the Adriatic with Tyrrhenian Sea.

Twin cities

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