Casalduni

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Casalduni
Comune
Comune di Casalduni
Coat of arms of Casalduni
Coat of arms
Casalduni is located in Italy
Casalduni
Casalduni
Location of Casalduni in Italy
Coordinates: 41°16′N 14°42′E / 41.267°N 14.700°E / 41.267; 14.700Coordinates: 41°16′N 14°42′E / 41.267°N 14.700°E / 41.267; 14.700
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Benevento (BN)
Frazioni Acquaro, Brendice, Capitorto, Casale, Cerconi, Collemarino, Collemastarzo, Crocella, Cuolli, Ferrarisi, Gentile, Lanzate, Macella, Pescomandarino, Pezzalonga, Piana, Prato, San Fortunato, Santa Maria, Tacceto, Vado della Lota, Vaglie, Zingolella
Government
 • Mayor Raimondo Mazzarelli
Area
 • Total 23.2 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,513
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Casaldunesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82030
Dialing code 0824
Patron saint Madonna del Carmelo
Saint day 16 July
Website Official website

Casalduni is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 60 km northeast of Naples and about 15 km northwest of Benevento, on the slopes of Monte Cicco on the right of the Tammaro river.

History[edit]

On 14 August 1861, together with Pontelandolfo, it was the seat of a massacre by the Piedmontese occupation troops as a revenge for the killing of 45 military soldiers, allegedly made by brigands. Women and children were burnt alive in their houses; girls were raped and hanged just because they were present in the streets. Old and young who were unarmed were gutted and killed with bayonets by Piedmontese troops sent by General Cialdini. This is similar in scope to the Second World War's SS retaliations against civilians or to the Marocchinate episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.