Conza della Campania

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Conza della Campania
Comune di Conza della Campania
Coat of arms of Conza della Campania
Coat of arms
Conza della Campania is located in Italy
Conza della Campania
Conza della Campania
Location of Conza della Campania in Italy
Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°20′E / 40.867°N 15.333°E / 40.867; 15.333Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°20′E / 40.867°N 15.333°E / 40.867; 15.333
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
 • Mayor Raffaele Vito Farese
 • Total 52.14 km2 (20.13 sq mi)
Elevation 594 m (1,949 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,445
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Demonym Conzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83040
Dialing code 0827
Website Official website

Conza della Campania (formerly called Compsa, commonly known as Conza) is a comune (municipality) in the province of province of Avellino in the region of Campania in Italy.


Early history[edit]

Main article: Compsa

It was an ancient city of the Hirpini occupied by Hannibal in 216 BC. During the Early Middle Ages it was a gastaldate in the Principality of Salerno. In 973 the gastald Landulf seized the principality. Later it belonged to the Balvano, the Gesualdo and the Mirelli families.

Recent history[edit]

The town was almost completely destroyed by the Irpinian earthquake of 1980. It was rebuilt in the area called Piano delle Briglie, 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the former center.