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Trento, in English Trent, Italian Trento (TREN-to), German Trient (tree-ENT), Latin Tridentum (the Latin form is the source of the adjective Tridentine), is in the Trentino-Alto Adige (South Tyrol) Region of Italy. It is the capital of the region and of the autonomous province of Trento. Trento was in Austrian territory when Benito Mussolini joined the staff of a newspaper in the city in 1908.

The city

The 2001 population of the city is 104,946. The population lives in a province that is almost completely mountainous, and has an area of 6,207 km2 and a 2001 population of 477,017.

Highway A22-E45 to Verona and to Bolzano/Bozen, Innsbruck and Munich. Railway (main connection between Italy and Germany; direct train to Venice).

Originally a Celtic city later conquered by Romans, Trent became famous for the Council of Trent (1545-1563) which gave rise to the Counter-Reformation. The adjective Tridentine literally means pertaining to Trento, but because of the Tridentine Council, can also refer to this specific event.

The city is dominated by the Duomo, a romanic-gothic cathedral of the twelfth-thirteenth century and the Castello del Buonconsiglio.

Giacomo Aconzio was born at Trento, as was Kurt von Schuschnigg. See also Simon of Trent.

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