Paluzza

Paluzza (Friulian: Paluce) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Paluzza
Comune di Paluzza
View from Monte Zoncolan
View from Monte Zoncolan
Coat of arms of Paluzza
Coat of arms
Location of Paluzza
Paluzza is located in Italy
Paluzza
Paluzza
Location of Paluzza in Italy
Paluzza is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Paluzza
Paluzza
Paluzza (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°32′N 13°1′E / 46.533°N 13.017°E / 46.533; 13.017Coordinates: 46°32′N 13°1′E / 46.533°N 13.017°E / 46.533; 13.017
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceUdine (UD)
FrazioniCasteons, Cleulis, Naunina, Rivo, Timau
Government
 • MayorMassimo Mentil
Area
 • Total69.75 km2 (26.93 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2017[2])[3]
 • Total2,158
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Paluzzani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33026
Dialing code0433
WebsiteOfficial website
The Church of Santa Maria

GeographyEdit

It is located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Udine, in the historic Carnia region of Friuli, close to the border with Austria at Plöcken Pass (Italian: Passo di Monte Croce Carnico).

Paluzza borders the following municipalities: Arta Terme, Cercivento, Comeglians, Forni Avoltri, Kötschach-Mauthen (Austria), Lesachtal (Austria), Paularo, Ravascletto, Rigolato, Sutrio, Treppo Ligosullo. The municipal area comprises the frazioni of Casteons, Cleulis, Englaro, Naunina, Rivo, and Timau (German: Tischelwang), where a particular variant of the Southern Bavarian dialect is spoken.

Sights include the Torre Moscarda, a surviving structure of a castle (Castrum Moscardum) built here by the Patriarch of Aquileia Gregorio di Montelongo; nearby are remains of ancient Roman and World War I fortifications.

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.