Latina in Lazio

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Palazzo del Governo © flickr.com - Erik/cc-by-sa-2.0

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Latina is the capital of the province of Latina, in the Lazio region, in Central Italy. As of 2011, the city has 126,612 inhabitants and is the second-largest city of the region, after the national capital Rome. It was founded as Littoria in 1932 under the fascist administration, when the area surrounding it which had been a swamp since antiquity was drained.

Although the area was first settled by the Latins, the modern city was founded by Benito Mussolini on 30 June 1932 as Littoria, named for the fascio littorio. The city was inaugurated on 18 December 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 peripheral boroughs). The edifices and the monuments, mainly in rationalist style, were designed by famous architects and artists such as Marcello Piacentini, Angiolo Mazzoni and Duilio Cambellotti.

© flickr.com - Gaetano Rap/cc-by-2.0 Museo civico Duilio Cambellotti © Pietro/cc-by-sa-4.0 Palazzo Comunale © Formkurve92/cc-by-sa-3.0-de Palazzo del Governo © flickr.com - Erik/cc-by-sa-2.0 Piazza del Popolo © Ayers Porticato dell'Intendenza di Finanza © Pietro/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Porticato dell'Intendenza di Finanza © Pietro/cc-by-sa-4.0
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.

The city has some pharmaceutical, chemical industry and a strong service sector. Latina is also an important centre for agriculture (vegetables, flowers, sugar, fruit, cheese and derivates). The former Latina nuclear power plant has been shut down and is currently undergoing decommissioning.

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