Forino

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Forino
Comune
Comune di Forino
Forino within the Province of Avellino
Forino within the Province of Avellino
Forino is located in Italy
Forino
Forino
Location of Forino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°51′49″N 14°44′13″E / 40.86361°N 14.73694°E / 40.86361; 14.73694Coordinates: 40°51′49″N 14°44′13″E / 40.86361°N 14.73694°E / 40.86361; 14.73694
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Avellino (AV)
Frazioni Castello, Celzi, Petruro
Area
 • Total 20.49 km2 (7.91 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (31-12-2010)
 • Total 5,396
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym Forinesi[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83020
Dialing code 0825
Patron saint San Nicola di Bari[1]
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Forino is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. In 2010 its population was 5,396.[2]

Geography[edit]

The town, located on a hillside between Salerno and Avellino, borders with the municipalities of Bracigliano (SA), Contrada, Monteforte Irpino, Montoro Inferiore, Moschiano and Quindici.

The municipality counts 3 hamlets (frazioni): Castello, Celzi and Petruro.[1]

History[edit]

On 8 May 663 AD the town was the scene of a battle between the Byzantine army of Constans II and the Lombard army of Romuald I of Benevento, son of Grimoald I and duke of Benevento. According to legend, St. Michael made an apparition in this battle on the side of the Lombards. After this crushing defeat, Constans retired to Naples and gave up his attempts to expel the Lombards from south Italy.[3]

Other sources tell that the battle took place at Calore River, where it joins with the river Volturno.

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External links[edit]

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