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PONTREMOLI

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 70 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PONTREMOLI, a town and bishop's see of the province of Massa and Carrara, Tuscany, Italy, in the upper valley of the Magra, 25 M. N. by E. of Spezia by rail and 49 M. S.S.W. of Parma, 843 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (19o1), 4107 (town); 14,570 (commune). It has a 17th-century cathedral. The church of the Annunziata with its Augustinian monastery is interesting. There are also mineral springs. The town, which is well situated among the mountains, was an independent republic in the 12th and 13th centuries, and in 1495 was sacked by the troops of Charles VIII. of France. It was much damaged by an earthquake in 1834.
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