Osoppo

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Comune di Osoppo
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Fortress of Osoppo.
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Osoppo
Osoppo (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°15′N13°5′E / 46.250°N 13.083°E / 46.250; 13.083 Coordinates: 46°15′N13°5′E / 46.250°N 13.083°E / 46.250; 13.083
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Udine (UD)
Frazioni Pineta, Rivoli
Government
  MayorPaolo De Simon
Area
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  Total22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation
184 m (604 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017) [2]
  Total2,865
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Osovani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33010
Dialing code 0432
Website Official website

Osoppo (Friulian : Osôf) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Udine.

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Osoppo borders the following municipalities: Buja, Forgaria nel Friuli, Gemona del Friuli, Majano, San Daniele del Friuli, Trasaghis.

Osoppo hosts a large fortress (La Fortezza o Rocca di Osoppo), now an historical attraction. It played a large role in the defense of Venice against the Austrians in the late 1850s during the time of the Italian Unification of Italy. It was shortly after one of the main battles at this fortress that Leonardo Andervolti composed his treatise, Meritorious Champions of Italian Independence , a eulogy to a mythical figure, Enrico Ulissi.

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Osoppo is twinned with:

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.