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Reggio Emilia

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Reggio nell'Emilia[lower-alpha 1] (Emilian: Rèz; Latin: Regium Lepidi), usually referred to as Reggio Emilia, or simply Reggio by its inhabitants, and known until 1861 as Reggio di Lombardia,[lower-alpha 2] is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has about 171,944 inhabitants[1] and is the main comune (municipality) of the Province of Reggio Emilia.

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Reggio Emilia
Rèz (Emilian)
Comune di Reggio nell'Emilia
Piazza San Prospero in Reggio Emilia
Piazza San Prospero in Reggio Emilia
Flag of Reggio Emilia
Coat of arms of Reggio Emilia
Location of Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia is located in Italy
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Location of Reggio Emilia in Italy
Reggio Emilia is located in Emilia-Romagna
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°42′N 10°38′E[1]
ProvinceReggio Emilia (RE)
Frazionisee list
  MayorLuca Vecchi (PD)
  Total231 km2 (89 sq mi)
58 m (190 ft)
 (31 December 2017)[3]
  Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0522
Patron saintSan Prospero
Saint dayNovember 24
WebsiteOfficial website

The inhabitants of Reggio nell'Emilia are called Reggiani, while the inhabitants of Reggio di Calabria, in the southwest of the country, are called Reggini.

The old town has a hexagonal form, which derives from the ancient walls, and the main buildings are from the 16th–17th centuries. The commune's territory lies entirely on a plain, crossed by the Crostolo stream.