Where in Italy is Padova?
Municipality of Veneto (93.03 km2 with 210.077 ab. in 2020), provincial capital.
It extends to O of the Venetian Lagoon, at 12 m above sea level, on the Bacchiglione river. It is a center of ancient origin, lively for traffic and agricultural activities, both for its position between the Brenta and Bacchiglione, and for its proximity to Venice.
The border position between the Roman and Gallic populations contributed to the development of P. as a large Roman fortified center. In the Middle Ages P. passed from the usual square topography of Roman cities to the irregular and bizarre topography imposed by the old riverbeds abandoned by the Brenta and the numerous canals dug for drainage or communication purposes. While the inhabitants grew, the circle of its walls moved several times and, when Fr.fell under Venice (1405), it had new extensions. In the 20th century. P. in all its districts it has undergone major building transformations (also following the war events) and innovations and functional renovations: especially interesting are the districts of Arcella, Campo di Marte and the so-called Bassanello. The rapid development of the Arcella and the Garden City district, built in the immediate post-war period, is reflected in an expansion of the city in all directions.
The urban population, already affected by a lively population growth (139,000 ab. in 1936, 168,000 in 1951, 208,000 in 1971, 228,000 in 1981), which created numerous organizational, social and economic problems, has experienced a significant decline since the 1980s. The summit of an urban triangle with Treviso and Venice-Mestre, P. came to acquire the function of the main commercial center of the Three Venetians. In addition to the traditional trade in agricultural products of the surrounding plain, particular importance has been given to products for transport and packaging. The secondary sector is characterized by numerous small and medium-sized enterprises, which are located in the industrial area and operate in the metalworking (agricultural machinery, railway material), chemical, textile and clothing branches. Another important source of income is represented by the intense tourist-religious movement, which has as its destination the Basilica of S. Antonio. A territorial role of considerable profile derives to the city from its prestigious university and in particular from the consolidation of tertiary research activities (especially with regard to biomedicine and surgery). In P. there is also the Galileo Science and Technology Park, an important center of studies engaged in supporting business innovation processes and promoting applied research.
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