Erba (CO)

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Erba (CO)-Stemma.png official_name = Comune di Erba
name = Erba
region = Lombardy
province = Province of Como (CO)
elevation_m = 320
area_total_km2 = 18.1
population_as_of = 2004-12-31
population_total = 16901All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.]
population_density_km2 = 932
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|45|49|N|9|13|E|type:city(16,901)_region:IT
frazioni = Arcellasco, Bindella, Campolongo, Incasate
telephone = 031
postalcode = 22036
gentilic = Erbesi
saint = Santa Maria Nascente
day =
mayor = Marcella Tili
website = [http://www.comune.erba.co.it www.comune.erba.co.it]
mapy = 9.2167
mapx = 45.8167

Erba (previously Erba-Incino, as it formed by the union of these two places, together with some smaller districts) is a "comune" (municipality) of some 17,000 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It is located convert|40|km|mi|0 north of Milan and about convert|10|km|mi|0 east of Como in the traditional region of Brianza at the foot of the Lombard Prealps and close to Monte Bolletone.

Erba borders the following municipalities: Albavilla, Caslino d'Erba, Castelmarte, Eupilio, Faggeto Lario, Longone al Segrino, Merone, Monguzzo, Ponte Lambro, Proserpio.

Facts

Erba is also famous for the slaughter of four people including a 2 year old baby in December 2006. A married couple (the victims neighbours) have been arrested for the murders, the district attorney of Como believes that the reason for the killings is related to an ongoing feud between the families.

Main sights

*Romanesque church of "Sant'Eufemia", with the 11th century bell tower.
*Monument to World War 1 Victims, by Giuseppe Terragni (c. 1930)
*"Torre di Incino", with remains of a medieval castle.
*Natural grotto of the "Buco del Piombo".


Notable "Erbesi"

*Giuseppe Terragni (1904–1943), an architect and pioneer of the Italian modern movement who also designed Como’s Casa del Fascio, a significant example of Fascist architecture in northern Italy.

Twin towns

*flagicon|Germany Fellbach, Germany
*flagicon|France Tain-l'Hermitage, France
*flagicon|France Tournon-sur-Rhône, France
*flagicon|Italy Cortale, Italy

Demographic evolution

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References

External links

* [http://www.comune.erba.co.it www.comune.erba.co.it]



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