Bisaccia

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Bisaccia
Comune
Comune di Bisaccia
Bisaccia is located in Italy
Bisaccia
Bisaccia
Location of Bisaccia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province (AV)
Frazioni Calaggio, Macchitella, Oscata, Pastina, Pedurza, Piani San Pietro, Tuoro
Area
 • Total 101.41 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Elevation 860 m (2,820 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,148
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Bisaccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83044
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day 13 June [1]
Website Official website

Bisaccia is an Italian town and comune, population 4,382, situated in the province of Avellino. It borders the communes of Andretta, Aquilonia, Calitri, Guardia Lombardi, Lacedonia, Scampitella and Vallata.

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Bisaccia's Castle, made by the Lombards, was repaired by Emperor Frederick II, who went to hunt in the woods near Bisaccia. Famous writers as Torquato Tasso and Francesco de Sanctis visited Bisaccia.

After the Irpinia earthquake in 1980, a new town was built near the historic centre.

Bisaccia's language is the Bisaccese dialect.

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