Atripalda

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Atripalda
Comune
Comune di Atripalda
The central "Piazza Umberto I"
The central "Piazza Umberto I"
Atripalda is located in Italy
Atripalda
Atripalda
Location of Atripalda in Italy
Coordinates: 40°55′0″N 14°49′32″E / 40.91667°N 14.82556°E / 40.91667; 14.82556Coordinates: 40°55′0″N 14°49′32″E / 40.91667°N 14.82556°E / 40.91667; 14.82556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Government
 • Mayor Aldo Laurenzano
Area
 • Total 8.53 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,149
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym Atripaldesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83042
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint St. Sabino of Avellino
Saint day February 9
Website Official website

Atripalda is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, southern Italy. As of 2011 its population was of 11,149.[1]

History[edit]

The town is the home of the ruins of Abellinum, the Ancient Roman Avellino.[2]

Geography[edit]

Part of the urban area of Avellino, Atripalda is bordered by the municipalities of Aiello del Sabato, Avellino, Cesinali, Manocalzati, San Potito Ultra, Santo Stefano del Sole and Sorbo Serpico.

Transport[edit]

The final exit "Avellino" of the RA02 motorway from Salerno is located in west of Atripalda, and the A16 exit "Avellino Est", near its eastern suburb. A dual carriageway from Mercogliano and Avellino links both the motorways and crosses Atripalda. The town is also crossed by the state highway SS7 Via Appia.

As for rail transport, Atripalda's southern suburb is widely crossed by the Avellino-Lioni-Rocchetta line without a station. This is mainly due to the fact that Avellino railway station is situated close to its municipal borders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Source: ISTAT 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) The Ruins of Abellinum

External links[edit]

Media related to Atripalda at Wikimedia Commons