Pontinia

Province of Latina, Latium, Italy

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About Pontinia

Pontinia is a comune (municipality) in the province of Latina in the Italian region of Lazio, located approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) southeast of Rome and approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Latina.

Pontinia was founded in 1935 as part of the project under Prime Minister Benito Mussolini who drained the Pontine Marshes and converted them into agriculture. The urban plan was designed by the engineer Alfredo Pappalardo, an employee of the National Combatant Opera, the agency that supervised the engineering and installation works of the Pontine Marshes.

Pontinia borders the following municipalities: Latina, Priverno, Sabaudia, Sezze, Sonnino, Terracina.

Twin cities

Utena, Lithuania

Vittoria, Italy

Goro, Italy

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