Calabritto

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Calabritto
Comune
Comune di Calabritto
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Calabritto is located in Italy
Calabritto
Calabritto
Location of Calabritto in Italy
Coordinates: 40°47′0″N 15°13′29″E / 40.78333°N 15.22472°E / 40.78333; 15.22472Coordinates: 40°47′0″N 15°13′29″E / 40.78333°N 15.22472°E / 40.78333; 15.22472
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Quaglietta
Area
 • Total 50.12 km2 (19.35 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 • Total 2,567
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Calabrittani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83040
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint San Giuseppe
Saint day 19 March
Website Official website

Calabritto is an Italian town and a commune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. As of 2009 its population was of 2,567.

History[edit]

The town was struck by the 1980 Irpinia earthquake on 23 November. The town had to be rebuilt after the serious damage that was inflicted. It is in the earthquake region so it is prone to small earthquakes once every couple of months. A mountainous region surrounds Calabritto and gives it its truly scenic views.

Geography[edit]

Calabritto is a small town surrounded by the Picentini mountains in the west and crossed by Sele river in its eastern side. It is linked with a mountain road to the ski resort and village of Laceno.

It borders with the municipalities of Acerno (SA), Bagnoli Irpino, Caposele, Lioni, Senerchia and Valva (SA). The only civil parish (frazione) of the municipality is Quaglietta, autonomous municipality merged into Calabritto in 1928.

Society[edit]

In the summer, many religious processions are held. In early July, people walk halfway up one of the mountains to the church of The Madonna, or Mother of Christ. Most citizens in Calabritto are Roman Catholic, some are Evangelists, and other Christian Religions. In the summer, the temperatures range from 15 to 32 °C (59 to 90 °F). Most of the workers in Calabritto work for the Industrial Firm located in Salerno. The common surnames of the town are Mattia, Zecca, Ficetola, Gonnella, Papa, Di Trolio, D`Alessio, Filippone, Castagno and Del Guercio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati Istat - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Calabritto at Wikimedia Commons