Correggio

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Principato di Corregio
Principality of Corregio
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Flag of Correggio
Motto: MOTTO
Subdivision of: NATION
Cities:  
 Capital: Correggio
 Largest: LARGEST CITY
 Other: IMPORTANT CITIES
Languages:  
 Official: Parmesan, Italian
 Others: Lumbard and Modenese
Prince: Alfio XXIII
(ascended in 1995)
Prime Minister: Ivano Scaglieri
Area: AREA
Population: 24,700 ADJECTIVE
Established: YEAR, DECREE OR REASON
Adjective: Corregesque
Organizations: Part of Italy

Located in the Italian heartland between Parma and Modena, Correggio has a rich history.

Government

The head of state is the Prince (currently Alfio XXIII). The people elect a 24 member Parliament every 4 years, who then elects Prime Minister. Ministers are appointed by Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is Ivano Scaglieri, Democratic Left, elected in February 2002. The government is a coalition of the Democratic Left, the Italian Socialists and Liberal Democratic Union.

History

The Corregeschi family were made Imperial Hereditary Vicars of Correggio in 1309. They held to the town, becoming princes in 1692. The Salic Law is present still today. Napoleon conquered it in 1801 and it became part of the Aemilian Department. It regained its independence with the break-up of the Republic of Lombardy. In 1950 a local patissier invented a new way of making lollypops. In 1978 a condom factory was established, giving work to 2200 people.

Economy

Various manufacturing small businesses. The economy is dominated by 3 large factories: one of condoms, one of air-conditioning machinery and the world's main lollypop manufaturer (92% of world consumption).

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