Aquilonia, Italy

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Aquilonia
Comune
Comune di Aquilonia
Coat of arms of Aquilonia
Coat of arms
Aquilonia is located in Italy
Aquilonia
Aquilonia
Location of Aquilonia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°28′E / 40.983°N 15.467°E / 40.983; 15.467Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°28′E / 40.983°N 15.467°E / 40.983; 15.467
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Government
 • Mayor Giancarlo De Vito
Area
 • Total 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,978
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Demonym Aquiloniesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83041
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Aquilonia is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, part of the Campania region of southern Italy. It is situated in mountainous terrain in the eastern part of Avellino, at an elevation of 750 m. On 23 July 1930 a major earthquake destroyed the town, and it was rebuilt at a higher location nearby.

The Lombards called the town Carbonara or Carunar, supposedly because a major local occupation was charcoal making. In 1861, after the unification of Italy, the town was renamed Aquilonia based on a 16th-century assumption that this was the site of the Battle of Aquilonia between the Rome and the Samnites.

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