The town of Mestre is one of the six boroughs of Venice, in Veneto region, northeastern Italy, connected to the historical center by the Ponte della Libertà bridge (built-in 1931–33) over the lagoon, and constitutes the main center of the Venetian mainland.
Five interesting facts about Mestre:
- The earliest surviving reference to the town is found in an Imperial diploma by Otto III, written in 994.
- In 1152, a papal bull by Pope Eugene II recognized Bonifacio, the bishop of Treviso, as lord of Mestre.
- In 1926, Mestre was absorbed into the commune of Venice, losing separate status as a city.
- The town has around 88 000 inhabitants.
- The tramway in Mestre uses Translohr rubber-tired trams.
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