Ferrara

Ferrara (/fəˈrɑːrə/, Italian: [ferˈraːra] (listen); Emilian: Fràra [ˈfraːra]) is a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital of the Province of Ferrara. As of 2016 it had 132,009 inhabitants.[3] It is situated 44 kilometres (27 miles) northeast of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km (3 miles) north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the Renaissance, when it hosted the court of the House of Este.[4] For its beauty and cultural importance, it has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Ferrara
Fràra  (Emilian)
Comune di Ferrara
Clockwise from top: Piazza Ariostea, Ferrara Cathedral, Corso Martiri della Libertà, Ferrara City Theatre, Certosa of Ferrara, Monumental water tower, and Castle Estense.
Location of Ferrara
Ferrara
Location of Ferrara in Italy
Ferrara
Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°50′N 11°37′E
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceFerrara (FE)
FrazioniAguscello, Albarea, Baura, Boara, Borgo Scoline, Bova, Casaglia, Cassana, Castel Trivellino, Chiesuol del Fosso, Cocomaro di Cona, Cocomaro di Focomorto, Codrea, Cona, Contrapò, Corlo, Correggio, Denore, Focomorto, Francolino, Gaibana, Gaibanella, Sant'Egidio, Malborghetto di Boara, Malborghetto di Correggio, Marrara, Mezzavia, Monestirolo, Montalbano, Parasacco, Pescara, Pontegradella, Pontelagoscuro, Ponte Travagli, Porotto, Porporana, Quartesana, Ravalle, Sabbioni, San Bartolomeo in Bosco, San Martino, Spinazzino, Torre della Fossa, Uccellino, Viconovo, Villanova
Government
  MayorAlan Fabbri (LN)
Area
  Total404.36 km2 (156.12 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[2]
  Total132,009
  Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
DemonymsFerraresi, Estensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
44121 to 44124
Dialing code0532
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website