Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. In Roman times it was called Regium Lepidi in honor of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, founder of the city and the road that gives its name to the region. Before the unification of Italy the city was known simply as Reggio. 

The economy of the province of Reggio Emilia was long based on agriculture. One of the typical products, worldwide known and imitated, is the parmesan cheese. Another is Lambrusco wine. Reggio Emilia has also become home to some textile groups of varying importance, since the second half of the twentieth century, Max Mara company is headquartered in the city. Another well-established branch is ceramic industry (mainly in the district of Scandiano and Casalgrande).

iCity Network Category: SIG

Population: 167.678

Country: Italy



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