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.

Osoppo
Comune di Osoppo
Fortress of Osoppo.
Fortress of Osoppo.
Location of Osoppo
Osoppo is located in Italy
Osoppo
Osoppo
Location of Osoppo in Italy
Osoppo is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Osoppo
Osoppo
Osoppo (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°15′N 13°5′E / 46.250°N 13.083°E / 46.250; 13.083Coordinates: 46°15′N 13°5′E / 46.250°N 13.083°E / 46.250; 13.083
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceUdine (UD)
FrazioniPineta, Rivoli
Government
 • MayorPaolo De Simon
Area
 • Total22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation
184 m (604 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[3]
 • Total2,865
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Osovani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33010
Dialing code0432
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

Twin townsEdit

Osoppo is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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