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Comune di Rieti
The city centre of Rieti as seen from San Mauro hill
The city centre of Rieti as seen from San Mauro hill. In the background, the Rieti valley enclosed by the Sabine mountains; in the foreground, the Velino river.
Flag of Rieti
Coat of arms of Rieti
Coat of arms
Rieti in the province
The comune Rieti, in red, in its province
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni see list
 • Total 206.46 km2 (79.71 sq mi)
405 m (1,329 ft)
Highest elevation
2,088 m (6,850 ft)
Lowest elevation
319 m (1,047 ft)
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total 47,552
 • Density 230.321/km2 (596.528/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Reatini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code 02100
Patron saint Saint Barbara
Saint day 4 December

Rieti is a comune and city in the Lazio region, in central Italy. Rieti is the capital of the province of Rieti and of the historical region of Sabina.


The town centre is on top of a small hill, in the southern edge of the plain of Rieti, at the bottom of Sabine mountains and of monti Reatini. The plain was once a large lake, drained by the ancient Romans, and is now the fertile basin of the Velino river.

The comune of has an area of 206.46 km2 (79.71 sq mi), the largest comune in the province, and its altitude is 405 m (1,329 ft) above sea level.

Rieti borders with the comuni Belmonte in Sabina, Cantalice, Casperia, Cittaducale, Colli sul Velino, Concerviano, Contigliano, Greccio, Longone Sabino, Micigliano, Monte San Giovanni in Sabina, Montenero Sabino, Poggio Bustone, Rivodutri, Roccantica, Torricella in Sabina and two comuni of the province Terni in the Umbria regionː Stroncone and Terni.


The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Rietiː Castel San Benedetto, Case San Benedetto, Casette, Castelfranco, Cerchiara, Chiesa nuova, Cupaello, Lisciano, Lugnano, Maglianello, Moggio, Piè di Moggio, Poggio Fidoni, Piani Poggio Fidoni, Poggio Perugino, San Filippo, Piani San Filippo, San Giovanni Reatino, Sant'Elia, Piani Sant'Elia, Setteponti, Vaiano, Vazia.


As of 1 January  2017 (2017 -01-01), there are 47,552 persons (22,679 males and 24,873 females) living in the comune, for a population density of 230.3 inhabitants/km².

Population evolution


Twinned and partner towns

Rieti is twinned with:

Related pages

  • List of comuni of the Province of Rieti

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