Administrative subdivision of Rome

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The administrative subdivisions of Rome consist of the 15 sub-municipalities (municipi) of Rome's municipality.

Originally, the city was divided into 20 sub-municipalities, but the XIV, what is now the Comune di Fiumicino, voted in 1992 to become a full municipality itself and eventually detached from Rome. Then on 11 March 2013 the municipalities were reduced from 19 to 15.

History[edit]

Since 1972 the city has been divided into administrative areas, called municipi (singular: municipio), until 2001 named circoscrizioni,[1] they were created for administrative reasons to increase decentralisation in the city. Each municipio is governed by a president and a council who are elected directly by its residents every five years since 1997, the municipi frequently cross the boundaries of the traditional, non-administrative divisions of the city.

There were originally 20 municipi, becoming 19 in 1992 after a referendum and the subsequent separation of Fiumicino (XIX Municipio) into an independent Comune; in 2013 their number was reduced to 15.[2]

Rome is also divided into several types of non-administrative units, the historic centre is divided into 22 rioni, all of which are located within the Aurelian Walls except Prati and Borgo. These originate from the Regiones of ancient Rome, which evolved in the Middle Ages into the medieval rioni;[3] in the Renaissance, under Pope Sixtus V, they reached again the number of fourteen, and their boundaries were finally defined under Pope Benedict XIV in 1743.

A new subdivision of the city under Napoleon was ephemeral, and there were no sensible changes in the organisation of the city until 1870, when Rome became the capital of Italy, the needs of the new capital led to an explosion both in the urbanisation and in the population within and outside the Aurelian walls. In 1874 a fifteenth rione, Esquilino, was created on the newly urbanised zone of Monti, at the beginning of the 20th century other rioni where created (the last one was Prati – the only one outside the Walls of Pope Urban VIII – in 1921). Afterward, for the new administrative subdivisions of the city the name "quartiere" was used. Today all the rioni are part of the first Municipio, which therefore coincides completely with the historical city (Centro Storico).

Municipi[edit]

An administrative reform in March 2013 merged the existing municipi into the current 15 municipi, as listed below.

Municipio Population
31 December 2015
Area
in km²
Density
per km²
Map
Municipio I - Historical Center 186,802 19.91 9,382 The 15 Municipi of Rome
Municipio II - Parioli/Nomentano 167,736 19.60 8,567
Municipio III - Monte Sacro 204,514 97.82 2,091
Municipio IV - Tiburtina 177,084 49.15 3,603
Municipio V - Prenestino/Centocelle 246,471 27.00 9,137
Municipio VI - Roma Delle Torri 256,261 113.40 2,261
Municipio VII - Appio-Latino/Tuscolano/Cinecittà 307,607 46.80 6,580
Municipio VIII - Appia Antica 131,082 47.29 2,772
Municipio IX - EUR 180,511 183.17 985
Municipio X - Ostia/Acilia 230,544 150.64 1,530
Municipio XI - Arvalia/Portuense 154,871 70.90 2,185
Municipio XII - Monte Verde 140,996 73.12 1,928
Municipio XIII - Aurelia 133,813 68.70 1,949
Municipio XIV - Monte Mario 190,513 131.30 1,451
Municipio XV - Cassia/Flaminia 158,561 186.70 849

Presidents of municipi[edit]

For the current legislature (2016–2021), presidents of Rome's municipi are:

N. President Party Mayoral
majority
I Sabrina Alfonsi PD
II Francesca Del Bello PD
III none
IV Roberta Della Casa M5S YesY
V Giovanni Boccuzzi M5S YesY
VI Roberto Romanella M5S YesY
VII Monica Lozzi M5S YesY
VIII none ††
IX Dario D'Innocenti M5S YesY
X Giuliana Di Pillo M5S YesY
XI Mario Torelli M5S YesY
XII Silvana Crescimanno M5S YesY
XIII Giuseppina Castagnetta M5S YesY
XIV Alfredo Campagna M5S YesY
XV Stefano Simonelli M5S YesY

† The president Roberta Capoccioni (M5S) resigned on 21 February 2018.
†† The president Paolo Pace (M5S) resigned on 11 April 2017.

List of historic Rioni in Rome's centre[edit]

A map of Rome's historic center with its Rioni.
Rione Name
R. I Monti
R. II Trevi
R. III Colonna
R. IV Campo Marzio
R. V Ponte
R. VI Parione
R. VII Regola
R. VIII Sant'Eustachio
R. IX Pigna
R. X Campitelli
R. XI Sant'Angelo
R. XII Ripa
R. XIII Trastevere
R. XIV Borgo
R. XV Esquilino
R. XVI Ludovisi
R. XVII Sallustiano
R. XVIII Castro Pretorio
R. XIX Celio
R. XX Testaccio
R. XXI San Saba
R. XXII Prati

List of Rome's districts and zones outside the imperial walls (incomplete)[edit]

Acilia, Acqua Acetosa, Acqua Acetosa Ostiense, Alberone, Alessandrino, Appia-Pignatelli, Appio-Latino, Arco di Travertino, Ardeatino Aurelio, Axa, Balduina, Belsito, Boccea, Bravetta, Bufalotta, Caffarella, Camilluccia, Capannelle, Casal Bertone, Casal Boccone, Casal Bruciato, Casal del Marmo, Casal de' Pazzi, Casaletto, Casal Lumbroso, Casalotti, Casalpalocco, Casal Selce Case Rosse Casetta Mattei, Casilino 23, Cassia, Castel Giubileo, Castelverde, Cecchignola, Centocelle, Cesano, Cinecittà, Cinquina, Città Giardino, Colle di Mezzo, Colli Aniene, Colli Portuensi, Corviale, Dalmata, Delle Valli, Delle Vittorie, Divino Amore, Don Bosco, Dragona, Dragoncello, Due Ponti, EUR, Falcognana, Fidene, Finocchio, Flaminio, Fleming, Fonte Meravigliosa, Foro Italico, Garbatella, Gianicolense, Giardinetti, Grotta Perfetta, Grottarossa, Idroscalo, Infernetto, Labaro-Prima Porta, La Giustiniana, La Parrocchietta, La Romanina, La Storta, Laurentino 38, Lucchina, Lunghezza, Magliana, Malafede, Malagrotta, Mandrione, Marconi, Massimina, Medaglie d'Oro, Miani, Montagnola, Monte Antenne, Montecucco, Monte Mario, Monte Sacro, Montespaccato, Monteverde Nuovo, Monteverde Vecchio, Monti di Creta, Morena, Mostacciano, Muratella, Nomentano-Italia, Nuovo Salario, Olgiata, Osteria del Curato, Ostia, Ostiense, Ottavia, Ottavo Colle, Parco dei Medici, Parioli, Pietralata, Pigneto, Pineta Sacchetti, Pinciano, Pisana, Ponte Galeria, Ponte Mammolo, Ponte Milvio, Porta di Roma, Porta Maggiore, Portonaccio, Portuense, Prati Fiscali, Prato della Signora, Prenestino, Prima Porta, Primavalle, Quadraro, Quarticciolo, Quarto Miglio, Rebibbia, Roma 70, Salario, San Basilio, San Lorenzo, San Paolo, Santa Maria del Soccorso, Saxa Rubra, Selva Candida, Serpentara, Settebagni, Settecamini, Spinaceto, Statuario, Talenti, Tiburtino, Tomba di Nerone, Tor Bella Monaca, Tor Carbone, Tor de' Cenci, Tor di Quinto, Tor di Valle, Tor Marancia, Tor Pagnotta, Torpignattara, Torraccia, Torre Angela, Torre Spaccata, Torrevecchia, Torrino, Tor Sapienza, Tor Tre Teste, Tor Vergata, Tre Fontane, Trieste, Trigoria, Trionfale, Trullo, Tufello, Tuscolano, Val Cannuta, Valle Giulia, Valleranello, Vallerano, Verano, Vigna Clara, Vigna Murata, Valle Aurelia, Villa Certosa, Villaggio Olimpico, Vitinia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strutture territoriali" (in Italian). Comune di Roma. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roma, sì all'accorpamento dei municipi: il Consiglio li riduce da 19 a 15". Il Messaggero. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The "Rioni" of Rome". Romeartlover.it. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Subdivisions of Rome at Wikimedia Commons