Correggio, Emilia-Romagna

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Correggio (Reggiano: Curèṡ) is a town and comune in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in the Po valley. As of 31 October 2022 Correggio had an estimated population of 25,076.

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Correggio
Città di Correggio
Location of Correggio
Correggio
Location of Correggio in Italy
Correggio
Correggio (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°46′13″N 10°46′56″E
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceReggio Emilia (RE)
FrazioniBudrio, Canolo, Fazzano, Fosdondo, Lemizzone, Mandrio, Mandriolo, Prato, San Biagio, San Martino Piccolo, San Prospero.
Area
  Total77 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (31 October 2022)[2]
  Total25,070
  Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
DemonymCorreggesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
42015
Dialing code0522
Patron saintSt. Quirinus
Saint dayJune 4
WebsiteOfficial website
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Its patron saint is Quirinus of Sisak,[3] to whom the Basilica of San Quirino is dedicated.

It was the seat of Veronica Gambara (1485–1550) a noted politician poet who ruled the principality after the death of her husband Giberto X, Count of Correggio, from 1518 to 1550.

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Antonio Allegri, who was called "il Correggio" from the name of his town. The French poet Tugdual Menon resided in Correggio for much of his life.

It is also the birthplace of composer Bonifazio Asioli, Venetian School composer Claudio Merulo, rock singer Luciano Ligabue, educator Loris Malaguzzi, who developed the Reggio Emilia approach, 1908 Summer Olympics marathon runner Dorando Pietri, and novelist Pier Vittorio Tondelli.