Cannalonga

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Cannalonga
Comune
Comune di Cannalonga
The town of Cannalonga
The town of Cannalonga
Coat of arms of Cannalonga
Coat of arms
Cannalonga is located in Italy
Cannalonga
Cannalonga
Location of Cannalonga in Italy
Coordinates: 40°15′N 15°18′E / 40.250°N 15.300°E / 40.250; 15.300
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,144
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Cannalonghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84040
Dialing code 0974
Patron saint Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo
Website Official website

Cannalonga is a town and comune in the Region of Campania, Province of Salerno.

History[edit]

The town was founded between the 9th and 10th century A.D.

It became well known in the region around 1450, when the tradition of the festival called Fiera di Santa Lucia started. Today this festival is better known as Fiera della Frecagnola.

The most popular historical monument there is the "Palazzo Ducale" (the duke's palace), which is located in the heart of the town, facing Piazza del Popolo. The palace belonged - and still does - to the Dukes of Cannalonga, the Mogrovejo-Romano family.

Etymology[edit]

According to some people, this name is due to the large number of bamboo-stems (it:canne di bambù) present in the area. According to others the name is referred to an old measure unit called "canna".

Cuisine[edit]

Traditional meals include:

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