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Padua (//'[email protected]/[email protected]; Italian Padova ['pa?dova] (listen); Venetian name Padova) are a city and commune in northern Italy's Veneto. Padua lies west of Venice on the banks of the River Bacchiglione. It is the capital city of Padua. It serves as the area's economic and communication hub. Padua has 214,000 people (as per 2011[update]). It is sometimes combined with Venice (Italian Venezia), and Treviso in the Padua–Treviso–Venice Metropolitan Area, PATREVE, which has a population around 2,600,000.
Padua is located on the Bacchiglione River at 40 km (25 miles) west Venice and 29km (18 miles) southeast Vicenza. The northern districts are still influenced by the Brenta River that once ran through the city. Its agricultural setting, the Venetian Plain (Pianura Veneta), is its agricultural setting. The Euganaean Hills are located to the south-west of the city and have been praised by Lucan, Martial, Petrarch and Ugo Foscolo.
Padua is twice listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its Botanical Garden is the oldest in the world and its 14th-century Frescoes are located in different buildings in the city's centre.  One example is the Scrovegni Chapel, which Giotto painted in the beginning of 1300.