Monza

Monza
Comune
Comune di Monza
A collage showing different features of the city of Monza. Top left: Villa Reale Palace, Top middle: Garden in Monza Park, Top right: Monza Cathedral, Centre: Aerial view of Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit, Bottom left: Villa Bossi Prata, Bottom right: A shopping area of Via Vittorio Emanuele II
A collage showing different features of the city of Monza. Top left: Villa Reale Palace, Top middle: Garden in Monza Park, Top right: Monza Cathedral, Centre: Aerial view of Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit, Bottom left: Villa Bossi Prata, Bottom right: A shopping area of Via Vittorio Emanuele II
Coat of arms of Monza
Coat of arms
Monza is located in Italy
Monza
Monza
Location of Monza in Italy
Coordinates: 45°35′N 9°16′E / 45°35′N 9°16′E / 45.583; 9.267
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceMonza and Brianza (MB)
Government
 • MayorDario Allevi (Center-right)
Area
 • Total33.03 km2 (12.75 sq mi)
Elevation162 m (531 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total123,776 
Demonym(s)Monzesi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code20900
Dialing code039
Patron saintSaint John the Baptist, Saint Gerardo dei Tintori
Saint day24 June, 6 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Monza [ˈmontsa] About this sound listen  (Lombard: Mùnscia; Latin: Modoetia) is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) north-northeast of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Monza and Brianza. Monza is best known for its Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which hosts the Formula One Italian Grand Prix.

On 11 June 2004 Monza was designated the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza. The new administrative arrangement came fully into effect in summer 2009; previously, Monza was a comune within the province of Milan. Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy and is the most important economic, industrial and administrative centre of the Brianza area, supporting a textile industry and a publishing trade. Monza also hosts a Department of the University of Milan Bicocca, a Court of Justice and several offices of regional administration. Monza Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe.

Geography and topography

Monza is located in the high plains of Lombardy, between Brianza and Milan, at an altitude of 162 metres (531 feet) above sea level. It is 15 kilometres (9 mi) from the centre of the region's capital, although when considering the cities borders, they are separated by less than 5 km (3 miles). Monza is about 40 km (25 mi) from Lecco and Como. Monza shares its position with Milan in the same metro area, and is a big part of its new province.

Monza is crossed from north to south by the River Lambro. The river enters Monza from the north, between Via Aliprandi and Via Zanzi streets. This is an artificial fork of the river, created for defensive purposes in the early decades of the 14th century. The fork is known as Lambretto and it rejoins the main course of the Lambro as it exits to the south, leaving Monza through the now demolished ancient circle of medieval walls. Another artificial stream is the Canale Villoresi, which was constructed in the late 19th century.

Monza has a typical submediterranean climate of the Po valley, with cool, short winters and warm summers; temperatures are very similar to nearby Milan, averaging 2 °C (36 °F) in January, the coldest month, to about 23 °C (73 °F) in July, the warmest.[2] Precipitation is abundant, with most occurring in the autumn and the least in winter and summer; despite this, the city and surrounding area usually doesn't suffer drought in any season.

Other Languages
العربية: مونزا
asturianu: Monza
azərbaycanca: Montsa
تۆرکجه: مونتزا
Bân-lâm-gú: Monza
български: Монца
bosanski: Monza
čeština: Monza
dansk: Monza
Deutsch: Monza
eesti: Monza
Ελληνικά: Μόντσα
español: Monza
Esperanto: Monza
euskara: Monza
فارسی: مونتزا
français: Monza
Gaeilge: Monza
galego: Monza
한국어: 몬차
Հայերեն: Մոնցա
hrvatski: Monza
Ido: Monza
Bahasa Indonesia: Monza
italiano: Monza
עברית: מונצה
ქართული: მონცა
қазақша: Монца
Kiswahili: Monza
Latina: Modicia
latviešu: Monca
lietuvių: Monca
lumbaart: Monscia
magyar: Monza
Bahasa Melayu: Monza
Nederlands: Monza (stad)
日本語: モンツァ
Napulitano: Monza
norsk: Monza
norsk nynorsk: Monza
occitan: Munscia
پنجابی: مونزا
Piemontèis: Monza
polski: Monza
português: Monza
română: Monza
Runa Simi: Monza
русский: Монца
संस्कृतम्: मोन्जा
sardu: Monza
Scots: Monza
sicilianu: Monza
Simple English: Monza
slovenčina: Monza
slovenščina: Monza
српски / srpski: Монца
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Monza
suomi: Monza
svenska: Monza
tarandíne: Monza
татарча/tatarça: Монца
Türkçe: Monza
українська: Монца
اردو: مونتسا
vèneto: Monza
Tiếng Việt: Monza
Volapük: Monza
Winaray: Monza
中文: 蒙扎