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Rovigo
Città di Rovigo
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Rovigo (RO)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Edoardo Gaffeo ([[List of political parties in Italy|centre-left independent]])
Area
 • Total 108.81 km2 (42.01 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2014)
 • Total 52,170
 • Density 479.46/km2 (1,241.79/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rodigini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
45100
Dialing code 0425
Patron saint St. Bellinus of Padua
Saint day November 26
Chiesa della rotonda
Church "La Rotonda".

Rovigo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of Northeast Italy, the capital of the eponymous province.

Geography

Rovigo stands on the low ground known as Polesine, 80 kilometres (50 mi) by rail southwest of Venice and 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-southwest of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal. The comune of Rovigo extends between the rivers Adige and Canal Bianco, 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the Adriatic Sea, except the frazione of Fenil del Turco that extends south of the Canal Bianco.

Polesine is the name of the low ground between the lower courses of the rivers Adige and Po and the sea; the derivation of the name is much discussed, generally applied only to the province of Rovigo, but is sometimes extended to the near towns of Adria and Ferrara.

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