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Vicensa  (language?)
Città di Vicenza
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceProvince of Vicenza (VI)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Rucco ([[List of political parties in Italy|Centre-right]])
Area
 • Total80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total111,980
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36100
Patron saintMadonna of Monte Berico
Saint daySeptember 8
WebsiteOfficial website
Vicenza
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Piazza dei Signori - Torre Bissara - Vicenza.jpg
Piazza dei Signori
Part ofCity of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
CriteriaCultural: i, ii
Reference712-001
Inscription1994 (18th Session)
Area218 ha

Vicenza is a comune and city in the Veneto region, in Northeast Italy. Vicenza is the capital of the province of the same name. The city is about 60 km (37 mi) west of Venice, the capital of the region, and 200 km (120 mi) east of Milan.

Vicenza is a cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. With the "Palladian Villas of the Veneto" in the surrounding area, and his renowned Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theater), Vicenza has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

The city is also known as the "City of Palladio" after Andrea Palladio, an architect that designed and built several important buildings in Vicenza and other cities.

Geography

Vicenza is at the confluence of the Bacchiglione river with its tributary Retrone.The comune of Vicenza has an area of 80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi) to the north of the Berici Hills. Its average altitude is 39 m (128 ft).[2]

The southern part of the city is flat with an elevation of 26 m (85 ft) above sea level. The historical centre is among the meanders of the Bacchiglione river and of its tributaries with an elevation of 33–40 m (108–131 ft) above sea level. To the south there is also an area with hills belonging to the Berici Hills with a top elevation of 183 m (600 ft) above sea level

Vicenza borders with the following comuniː Altavilla Vicentina, Arcugnano, Bolzano Vicentino, Caldogno, Costabissara, Creazzo, Dueville, Longare, Monteviale, Monticello Conte Otto, Quinto Vicentino and Torri di Quartesolo.[3]

Frazioni

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Vicenza: Anconetta, Bertesina, Bertesinella, Bugano, Campedello, Casale, Debba, Longara, Maddalene, Ospedaletto, Polegge, San Pietro Intrigogna, Santa Croce Bigolina, Tormeno.

Climate

The climate of Vicenza is an oceanic climate with template summers, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.[4]

The average temperature for the year in Vicenza is 12.8 °C (55.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 23.1 °C (73.6 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 2.2 °C (36.0 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Vicenza is 1,087.1 mm (42.8 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 109.2 mm (4.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 73.7 mm (2.9 in).

Climate data for Vicenza, Italy
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.1
(55.6)
17.5
(63.5)
22.6
(72.7)
26.2
(79.2)
28.9
(84)
27.9
(82.2)
24.5
(76.1)
18.8
(65.8)
11.8
(53.2)
6.9
(44.4)
17.78
(64.01)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.2
(36)
4.5
(40.1)
8.2
(46.8)
12.2
(54)
17.0
(62.6)
20.6
(69.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.2
(72)
19.0
(66.2)
13.6
(56.5)
7.5
(45.5)
3.0
(37.4)
12.76
(54.97)
Average low °C (°F) -1.8
(28.8)
--- 3.2
(37.8)
7.0
(44.6)
11.4
(52.5)
15.1
(59.2)
17.3
(63.1)
16.6
(61.9)
13.5
(56.3)
8.4
(47.1)
3.3
(37.9)
-0.9
(30.4)
7.8
(46)
Rainfall mm (inches) 84.7
(3.335)
77.4
(3.047)
90.0
(3.543)
95.7
(3.768)
102.7
(4.043)
103.2
(4.063)
73.4
(2.89)
100.7
(3.965)
76.7
(3.02)
93.9
(3.697)
109.2
(4.299)
79.3
(3.122)
1,086.9
(42.791)
Source: Weatherbase.com [5]

Population

As of 1 January  2016 (2016 -01-01), there are 112,953 persons living in the comune,[6] for a population density of 1,401.9 inhabitants/km².

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