LATINA – January 2009
Taken with CYBER SHOY 5.1 Compact Camera – SONY
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Latina is the capital of the province of Latina in the Lazio region, in central Italy. The city has about 115.426 inhabitants and is thus the second largest city of the region. It was founded in 1932 under the name Littoria, .
THIS IS THE REASON WHY LATINA IS FAMOUS IN ITALY , not mentioning its historical past, even ’though related to the very discussed FASCISM AGE
Latina was founded on June 30, 1932, with the name of . The city was inaugurated on December 18 of the same year.
Littoria was populated with settlers coming mainly from Friuli and Veneto, who formed the so-called Venetian-Pontine community (today surviving only in some peripherical boroughs). The edifices and the monuments, mainly in neo-classical style, were designed by famous architects and artists such as Marcello Piacentini, Angiolo Mazzoni and Duilio Cambellotti.
In 1934 it became a provincial capital and, after World War II, renamed Latina in 1946. With the arrival of other people mostly from Lazio itself, the original Venetian-like dialect was increasingly substituted by a form of Romanesco dialect.
Latina is located in the Province of Latina, part of the southern sectin of the region of Lazio. The city is about 62 km (39 mi) south of Rome.