Farindola

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Farindola
Comune
Comune di Farindola
Coat of arms of Farindola
Coat of arms
Farindola is located in Italy
Farindola
Farindola
Location of Farindola in Italy
Coordinates: 42°26′N 13°49′E / 42.433°N 13.817°E / 42.433; 13.817
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Casebruciate, Cupoli,Fiano, Macchie, Pagliaroli, Rigopiano, Ripe, Ronchetti, San Quirico, Santa Maria, Trosciano Inferiore, Trosciano Superiore, Vicenne
Government
 • Mayor Antonio De Vico
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,694
 • Density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym Farindolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65010
Dialing code 085
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari
Website Official website

Farindola is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Outside the town, located near the Gran Sasso massif and thus characterized by a continental humid climate, are the Vitello d'Oro falls, with a height of 28 metres (92 ft).

History[edit]

As for Fara San Martino, the name of the village comes from the Lombard word for "borough", but various Palaeolithic findings point to an earlier origin. In the 11th century two important Benedectine monasteries occupied the area. Later on the village came under the control of the city of Penne and the Farnese family.